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excision

[ex-sih-zhun] removal by cutting the body (surgery). This can mean cutting out a tumor or cutting off a body part.

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report from a biopsy, such as a needle biopsy or an excision biopsy ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/benign-breast-conditions-pathology

Surgery for Merkel cell carcinoma

... If MCC is diagnosed from the biopsy, a wide excision (described below) is
used to remove more skin and other tissues in the area. ... Wide excision. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-merkelcell/detailedguide/skin-cancer-merkel-cell-carcinoma-treating-surgery

Treatment of melanoma skin cancer by stage

... They are usually treated by surgery (wide excision) to remove the melanoma
and a margin of about 1/2 cm (about 1/5 of an inch) of normal skin ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-treating-by-stage

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http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/atypical-hyperplasia

Surgery for bone cancer

... This is known as wide-excision. ... A wide-excision with clean margins minimizes
the risk that the cancer will grow back where it started. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/bonecancer/detailedguide/bone-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for vaginal cancer

... The extent of the surgery depends on the size and stage of the cancer.
Local excision. ... This is sometimes called a wide excision. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/vaginalcancer/detailedguide/vaginal-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for colorectal cancer

... Polypectomy and local excision. ... Local excision removes superficial cancers
and a small amount of nearby tissue. Rectal surgery. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-treating-surgery

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... meant to help you understand medical language you might find in the pathology
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http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/lobular-carcinoma-in-situ

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... meant to help you understand medical language you might find in the pathology
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http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/understandingyourpathologyreport/breastpathology/ductal-carcinoma-in-situ

Surgery for melanoma skin cancer

... Wide excision. ... This fairly minor surgery will cure most thin melanomas. Local
anesthesia is injected into the area to numb it before the excision. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/skincancer-melanoma/detailedguide/melanoma-skin-cancer-treating-surgery