Breast-Conserving Surgery

Lumpectomy With or Without Axillary Dissection
  • Samuel W. Beenken
  • Kirby I. Bland
Part of the Current Clinical Oncology book series (CCO)


There was an increase of more than 4% per year in breast cancer incidence between 1980 and 1987 in the United States. This increase was characterized by more frequent detection of early-stage cancers with small primary lesions. At the same time, incidence rates for regional metastatic disease dropped. Because of this, lumpectomy with or without axillary dissection is more frequently being utilized as definitive surgical therapy.


Breast Cancer Sentinel Node Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy Axillary Lymph Node Dissection Core Needle Biopsy 
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  • Samuel W. Beenken
  • Kirby I. Bland

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