Jefferson University Hospitals

Lumpectomy

What is a Lumpectomy?

A lumpectomy is a breast cancer treatment option that entails the removal of cancerous tissue while sparing the rest of breast. Our renowned team of oncologists, surgeons, pathologists and other breast cancer specialists at the Jefferson Breast Care Center may determine that a lumpectomy is a viable option to treat your breast cancer.

If a lumpectomy is to be performed, our renowned experts at the Jefferson Breast Care Center will carefully guide you through the procedure and provide personalized care that considers all your medical and emotional needs.

When combined with radiation therapy following surgery, a lumpectomy to treat breast cancer may be as effective as a mastectomy if performed by experienced, highly skilled surgeons, such as those you will find at Jefferson.

What Does a Lumpectomy Involve?

Unlike a mastectomy, which removes the entire breast, a lumpectomy entails the removal of cancerous tissue while sparing the rest of breast. When combined with radiation therapy following surgery, a lumpectomy may be as effective as a mastectomy if performed by experienced, highly skilled surgeons, such as those you will find at Jefferson.

Why Choose Jefferson for Lumpectomy?

Jefferson is also one of the hospitals in the United States that helped develop standard radiation dosages for the best therapeutic and cosmetic results following lumpectomy surgery.

Our specially trained nurse breast care coordinator will assist you through every step of your treatment to ensure you receive the support, information and resources you need. The coordinator will handle the logistics of your care and address any concerns you may have with your medical and support team.

The Jefferson Breast Care Center has full accreditation from the National Accreditation Program for Breast Cancers (NAPBC). Administered by the American College of Surgeons, the NAPBC recognizes centers that achieve the highest standards for breast cancer treatment in the areas of leadership, clinical management, research, community outreach, professional education and quality improvement.