Innovative breast cancer lumpectomy procedures, including minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgeries, are available to women from Orlando, Florida, and the surrounding areas at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL. Our multispecialty team of cancer care experts has extensive experience working with women of all ages to help provide the most comprehensive care possible. Our tumor board, which is comprised of surgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation therapists and other breast cancer experts, also meets each week to develop and refine an individualized treatment plan for each patient, and a lumpectomy may be recommended to remove a breast tumor.
A breast cancer lumpectomy is a type of surgery that is intended to conserve or preserve as much of the breast as possible, while still removing all visible traces of cancer. This surgery is also usually accompanied by a course of radiation therapy to destroy any cancer cells that remain in the body after the operation. Our multispecialty approach to care -- which provides optimal patient outcomes and a better quality of life – is just one reason that women from the Orlando, FL, area often elect to schedule their breast cancer surgical treatment at our unparalleled facility.
The amount of breast tissue removed during a breast cancer lumpectomy depends on a number of factors, including:
- The size and stage of the breast tumor or lump
- The location of the lesion
- The reading of the mammogram
- The size of the patient’s breast
- The patient’s age
- The patient’s cosmetic preferences
One of the biggest deciding factors that women consider when choosing a breast cancer lumpectomy over a total mastectomy is cosmetic in nature, as both procedures are associated with similarly favorable health outcomes. Women who schedule a breast cancer lumpectomy often do so because they wish to save as much healthy breast tissue as possible. At Moffitt, we also offer breast reconstruction surgeries, tissue transfers, and reconstructive microsurgeries for patients who have breast cancer surgery, no matter which procedure they choose.
At Moffitt Cancer Center, we know the emotional strain of undergoing breast cancer surgery can be high, and we have a support team available to help you through this time. Our Comprehensive Breast Program treats more than 1,000 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients each year and we are here for Orlando area women who are considering a lumpectomy or other breast cancer treatment. For the convenience of patients who are traveling here for treatment, we can help coordinate lodging and have relationships with many local hotels that offer discounted rates for our patients. To learn more, call 1-888-663-3488 or fill out our online form. No referral is required.