Lumpectomy and Quadrantectomy
Breast conserving surgery (BCT) removes only the cancerous area and a small amount of surrounding tissue. The breast remains in tact.
How much is removed depends on the size and location of the tumor and other factors.
There are two types of breast conserving surgery: lumpectomy and quadrentectomy. To learn about them, click here.
As a general matter, a lumpectomy is performed on an out patient basis in a hospital. You go home the same day. With a quadrantectomy, you will typically leave the next day. Any resulting pain is controllable.
For more information see:
- A Lumpectomy Compared To A Quadrantectomy
- What To Expect After A Partial Breast Removal
- Questions To Ask Before Going Home After A Lumpectomy