breast-conserving surgery

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An operation to remove the breast cancer while removing as little of the breast as possible

Types Lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, segmental mastectomy
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breast-conserving surgery

Surgical oncology An operation to remove the breast CA but not the breast Types Lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, segmental mastectomy. See Breast reconstruction, Lumpectomy, Quadrantectomy, Segmental mastectomy.
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Further studies are needed to determine whether there may be specific subsets of patients for whom breast conservation therapy may be a reasonable alternative to total mastectomy.
Generally, tumor size and location are not used as patient selection criteria for breast conservation therapy except as they may influence the cosmetic outcome.
Similar survival with breast conservation therapy or mastectomy in the management of young women with early-stage breast cancer.
In their paper, Hong et al cited that as many as 35% of their reviewed patients had lesions detected at MRI and were then treated with breast conservation therapy rather than total mastectomy.
A variety of patient, treatment, and pathologic factors are associated with an increased risk of ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (local recurrence) after breast conservation therapy for invasive breast cancer.
Surgical treatment for breast cancer includes breast conservation therapy and mastectomy with or without axillary dissection depending on disease stage.
The many refinements in breast conservation therapy have resulted in greatly improved treatment.
Modern, randomized trials investigating breast conservation therapy (BCT) for early-stage breast cancer have shown that radiotherapy (RT) cannot be omitted in any subgroup of breast cancer patients without compromising local control [1-3].
An additional challenge is the lack of frozen-section procedure for the assessment of tumour-free margins, with the result that breast conservation therapy is hardly possible.
"Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation as a Part of Breast Conservation Therapy." Journal of Clinical Oncology 23 (8): 1726.
The study specifically focused on patients with tumours that were [less than or equal to] 2 cm (n=319) who either had a mastectomy (n=55) or breast conservation therapy (n=264).
In addition, the number of disease foci can determine whether or not breast conservation therapy should be considered.