Premal Sanghavi, MD, FACS
Center for Breast Health located in Downtown, Los Angeles, CA & Glendale, CA
A lumpectomy may be a good option if your breast cancer is concentrated in a single area. Premal Sanghavi, MD, FACS, an experienced breast cancer surgeon at her practice in downtown Los Angeles and Glendale, California, Premal Sanghavi MD, Inc., can evaluate your case to determine if you are a candidate for lumpectomy. Book your appointment online now or call the office anytime to schedule.
Lumpectomy Q & A
What is a lumpectomy?
Lumpectomy refers to a procedure that removes the tumor from the breast with a rim of normal tissue breast around it. Women who undergo a lumpectomy are usually recommended to receive radiation following surgery. In most patients diagnosed with breast cancer, it’s possible to perform the lumpectomy.
In a lumpectomy, the tumor is removed from the breast with a rim of normal tissue around the tumor, with the goal to achieve what is called “clear margins.”
A postoperative pathology report of clear margins is the most desirable result because it means that the tissue around your tumor is free of cancer and you can proceed with rest of the breast cancer care.
Lumpectomy is also known as breast conservation therapy or a partial mastectomy. The recovery lumpectomy surgery is anywhere from two to four weeks.
Am I a good candidate for a lumpectomy?
Surgery is the centerpiece of the treatment of breast cancer. Depending on the size of the tumor, the size of the breast, and the stage of breast cancer, a woman facing a diagnosis of breast cancer must consider either a mastectomy or a lumpectomy with radiation therapy.
Based on the size of your tumor, the number of tumors in your breast, as well as the size of your breast and additional information regarding your genetic status and family history, a recommendation is made.
What happens after my lumpectomy?
After lumpectomy, you have to wait for the final pathology report to decide on further care. Based on the final pathology report you might need additional surgery. Final pathology reports are usually ready within five to seven days after your procedure. Lumpectomy is an outpatient procedure.
To learn more about lumpectomy, and for expert care, if you have breast cancer, call Premal Sanghavi MD, Inc. in Los Angeles or Glendale, California, or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature today.
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