What stage cancer is a lumpectomy? Stage II cancers are treated with either breast-conserving surgery (BCS; sometimes called lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) or mastectomy.
How long does it take to recover from breast cancer lumpectomy? Your Recovery
For 1 or 2 days after the surgery, you will probably feel tired and have some pain. The skin around the cut (incision) may feel firm, swollen, and tender, and be bruised. Tenderness should go away in about 2 or 3 days, and the bruising within 2 weeks. Firmness and swelling may last for 3 to 6 months.
Is a lumpectomy considered major surgery? Lumpectomy is also called breast-conserving surgery. Lumpectomy is a commonly performed surgery but still major surgery with risks and potential complications. Later on, additional treatments may be required following a lumpectomy such as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
How painful is a lumpectomy? A lumpectomy is usually performed under general anesthesia, so there will be no pain or discomfort during the procedure. The surgeon makes a cut over the tumor or area of abnormal tissue.