breast-conserving surgery

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

Types Lumpectomy, quadrantectomy, segmental mastectomy

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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Weber of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, noted that most women with breast cancer can be treated with breast-conserving surgery (N.
In the pre-operative study comparing Femara to tamoxifen, after four months of therapy, more women in the Femara group were eligible for breast-conserving surgery than in the tamoxifen group (45% versus 35%).
Ninety percent of treated women in most series rate their cosmetic outcome following conventional breast-conserving surgery as good to excellent.
effects of reconstruction, breast-conserving surgery and mastectomy.
It results in local control of the malignancy in 95% of cases, and 90% of treated women in most series rate their cosmetic outcome as good to excellent after breast-conserving surgery.
Body image scores were the same as in a group of age-matched patients treated with breast-conserving surgery with standard wide excision for smaller tumors and significantly better than a third group that underwent mastectomy.
Kuske prefers to do brachytherapy 4-5 weeks following breast-conserving surgery to avoid any radiation-induced wound-healing abnormalities.
Local recurrences were significantly more common among the women with the breast-conserving surgery compared to mastectomy patients ("crude cumulative incidence" of 8.
CHICAGO -- Follow-up to a National Cancer Institute trial indicates a modified radical mastectomy is no better for women with phase I or II cancer than breast-conserving surgery
Current medical practice is for patients having breast-conserving surgery to attend up to six weeks of external beam radiation therapy using a linear accelerator.
Early treatment options such as breast-conserving surgery often are less invasive or less rigorous, resulting in better quality of life for women and their families.
Long-term survival rates in women who have undergone breast-conserving surgery and radiation therapy for early-stage disease are similar to those of women who have undergone mastectomies.