breast-conserving therapy

breast-conserving therapy

In treating breast cancer, the removal of only the tumor and not the entire breast. It is a lumpectomy rather than modified radical mastectomy.
Synonym: breast conservation
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Also known as breast-conserving therapy, this technique removes only the cancer tumor and "is often combined with radiation therapy," says Dr.
For women with no suspicious axillary nodes who undergo breast-conserving therapy, there is little evidence of benefit in doing a complete axillary node dissection compared with sentinel node biopsy alone, the reviewers report.
In the first study, we examined 7 biomarkers and their impact on the risk of local recurrence (DCIS and invasive) among 213 women treated with breast-conserving therapy.
Early detection allows for greater chance of cure and better breast-conserving therapy," he added.
However, successful treatment of invasive breast carcinomas with breast-conserving therapy approaches raised the question of overtreatment for this noninvasive breast lesion.
This population-based study demonstrates that patients with breast cancer who lived in rural LHAs were less than half as likely to receive breast-conserving therapy (lumpectomy and radiotherapy) as patients from more populous LHAs, consistent with our primary hypothesis.
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Chemotherapy is as effective before breast-conserving therapy (BCT) as it is after it, a new study has suggested.
Early chapters cover the history of oncoplastic surgery of the breast, safety and efficacy of oncoplastic surgery, indications and patient selection, and considerations involved in reconstructions for breast-conserving therapy.
The rate was lowest (31%) among women who had breast-conserving surgery with sentinel node dissection, and it was highest (85%) among women who had breast-conserving therapy with axillary node dissection and radiotherapy.
Similar debate is also under way regarding magnetic resonance imaging for breast-conserving therapy, with retrospective trials demonstrating increased disease detection [32] but failing to show benefit in terms of clinical outcome [33].
Advantages of giving chemotherapy preoperatively include 'downstaging' (although actual stage grouping always remains the same), which will allow surgery in initially inoperable cases or may even allow breast-conserving therapy.