Half had breast-conserving surgery
(1337/2733; 49 per cent), half had a mastectomy (1373/2733; 50 per cent), and less than 1 per cent (16/2733 women) had no breast surgery.
The study randomised 2 016 women who had undergone breast-conserving surgery
for early breast cancer to three radiotherapy treatment groups: standard 40 Gy whole-breast radiotherapy, a reduced regimen of 36 Gy to the whole breast, and 40 Gy to the tumour site only.
rate has increased in recent decades due to the early detection of small sized breast tumours.
Predictors of recurrence for ductal carcinoma in situ after breast-conserving surgery
We previously documented that black women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer were more likely than white women to undergo breast cancer surgery at hospitals with lower rates of radiation following breast-conserving surgery
(Keating et al.
Among the benign and borderline tumors all local relapses can be well managed by further surgery (Either breast-conserving surgery
The Society of Surgical Oncology-American Society for Radiation Oncology consensus guideline on margins for breast-conserving surgery
with whole-breast irradiation in stages I and II invasive breast cancer: perspectives for pathologists.
The Tennessee investigators' analysis points to a polarization in surgical therapy: The rate of unilateral mastectomy without reconstruction has dropped steadily since the beginning of the study period in 1998 among women eligible for breast-conserving surgery
(BCS), while starting around 2006 the rate of bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction has surged.
The effect of pain on daily life was lesser in patients who had axillar dissected modified radical mastectomy than in those treated by breast-conserving surgery
according to responses on the SF-36 [ P < 0.
A widely publicized study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association3 showed that breast-conserving surgery
(lumpectomy) plus radiation to the chest provided superior survival results compared to unilateral mastectomy.
American Society for Radiation Oncology practice guidelines and the Choosing Wisely Initiative recommend fewer weeks of radiation treatment after breast-conserving surgery
than is typically used for early-stage cancers.
This includes Contura[TM] multi-channel and Mammosite[R] single-channel balloon brachytherapy techniques, which utilize a balloon catheter to deliver highly localized radiation to the lumpectomy bed; breast-conserving surgery
(commonly known as lumpectomy), in which only the tumor or abnormality is removed from the breast; or mastectomy, an operation in which the whole breast is removed.