Lumpectomy is a surgical procedure that carries a risk of side effects, including:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Temporary swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Formation of hard scar tissue at the surgical site
  • Numbness, particularly under your arm from lymph node removal, that may be lasting
  • Change in the shape of the breast, particularly if a large portion is removed
Oct. 28, 2011