Criteria and Procedures for Breast Conserving Surgery - Breast sparing
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An operation to remove the cancer and some normal tissue around it, but not the breast itself. Some lymph nodes under the arm may be removed for biopsy. Breast-conserving surgery (BCS)removes the cancer while leaving as much normal breast as possible. Usually, some surrounding healthy tissue and lymph nodes also are remove Breast-conserving surgery is sometimes called lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, partial mastectomy, or segmental.