Surgery, Breast-Conserving, Female

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Title: Surgery, Breast-Conserving, Female
Description: Breast-conserving surgery; the drawing on the left shows removal of the tumor and some of the normal tissue around it. The drawing on the right shows removal of some of the lymph nodes under the arm and removal of the tumor and part of the chest wall lining near the tumor. Also shown, is fatty tissue.

Breast-conserving surgery. The tumor and some normal tissue around it are removed, but not the breast itself. Some lymph nodes under the arm may be removed. Part of the chest wall lining may also be removed if the cancer is near it.
Topics/Categories: Anatomy -- Breast
Anatomy -- Lymphatic System
Cancer Types -- Breast Cancer
Treatment -- Surgery
Type: Color, Medical Illustration
Source: National Cancer Institute
Creator: Terese Winslow (Illustrator)
AV Number: CDR415521
Date Created: June 3, 2015
Date Added: August 25, 2008
Reuse Restrictions: Yes - This image is copyright protected. Any use of this image is subject to prevailing copyright laws. U.S. Government has reuse rights. Please contact the rights holder of this image for permission requests.

Rights holder: Terese Winslow