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Question breast CA- lumpectomy versus mastectomy.

guys. i am thoroughly confused. diff info at diff places.

kaplan surgery say lumpectomy is only done for a relatively small lump . for a 2cm lump it has mentioned lumpectomy and for a 4 cm one -mastectomy.

one the other hand mtb3 says mastectomy is done for lumps more than 5 cm.

whats the cut off for mastectomy. please enlighten me. any help will be appreciated.

also, is it true that for LCIS surgery isnt done but for DCIS surgery is needed?

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