Partial Mastectomy

PARTIAL MASTECTOMY

What is Partial Mastectomy ?

Partial mastectomy is another name for a lumpectomy, a breast-conserving surgery that only removes the part of the breast that has cancer and a small rim around it to help prevent recurrence.

Is there a difference between a lumpectomy and partial mastectomy?

Lumpectomy is a type of surgery that removes a lump and leaves as much normal breast tissue as possible. During the surgery, the breast cancer and some normal tissue around it is removed. This treatment is also known as a segmental or partial mastectomy.

How long does it take to recover from a partial mastectomy?

Your provider will talk to you about specific recovery issues. In general, after 2-3 days you should be able to do normal activities. You should avoid heavy lifting and exercise for about 2-3 weeks.