breast conservation surgery


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breast conservation surgery

Removal of a malignant growth from the breast and dissection of axillary lymph nodes without mastectomy. Lumpectomy is an alternative to mastectomy for patients with early stage breast cancer. Its outcomes are equivalent to those of mastectomy when used as part of a treatment plan that includes postoperative radiation therapy to the affected breast.
See also: surgery
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Twelve patients underwent initial breast conservation surgery but as many as 10 required repeat surgery due to involved or close margins.
The study, published in the journal Cancer, revealed that women who had breast conservation surgery were 13 per cent more likely to survive the illness.
Despite this, breast conservation surgery has become the gold-standard treatment for the majority of early breast cancer cases, with low local recurrence rates after effective multimodal therapy, and with proof of concept that has withstood the test of time.
Neoadjuvanl hormonal therapy (NHT) is an effective therapeutic modality for downsizing primary tumours and rendering them operable, as well as increasing conversion rates from mastectomy to breast conservation surgery in post-menopausal, hormone receptor (HR)-positive breast cancer patients.
This is called breast conservation surgery or lumpectomy, and can be followed by radiotherapy.
This is especially apposite to the current practice of neo-adjuvant therapy and breast conservation surgery.
Of the 583 who underwent breast conservation surgery and radiation therapy for DCIS, most received 50 Gy of radiation in 25 fractions, and 21% received a boost.
Breast conservation surgery remains an option in many cases of breast cancer diagnosed in high-risk predisposition gene carriers.
The Company's focused heat treatment, once commercialized, may be in a position to help breast cancer patients to improve their chance of receiving breast conservation surgery, thus reducing the need for mastectomy.