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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They cover evolution of oncoplastic surgery, principles and considerations of oncoplastic breast conservation, immediate partial breast reconstruction, correction of the breast-conserving therapy deformity: delayed partial breast reconstruction, and outcomes and future directions.
Since the 1980s, it has been well-recognized that breast-conserving therapy is a safe alternative to mastectomy for selected early-stage breast cancer patients.
CHICAGO -- Women with clinical early-stage breast cancer and a positive sentinel lymph node who receive breast-conserving therapy can safely skip an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND), and therefore avoid its associated morbidity, confirms long-term follow-up of the Z00 11 trial conducted by the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
When compared with breast-conserving therapy, no significant improvement in survival was found for women undergoing CPM.
Prognosis after ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence and locoregional recurrences in patients treated by breast-conserving therapy in five National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project protocols of node-negative breast cancer.
Randomized trials of breast-conserving therapy versus mastectomy for primary breast cancer: a pooled analysis of updated results.
Breast-conserving therapy (BCT), consisting of lumpectomy followed by radiotherapy, has become the standard form of treatment for invasive breast carcinomas up to 4-5cms and is increasingly being used for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and larger tumours.
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.
Radiation therapy is a basic component of breast-conserving therapy, which has outcomes comparable to mastectomy but allows women to preserve their breast.