Indications for and limits of conservative surgery in breast cancer

Barbuscia, Maria Adelfina and Cingari, E.A. and Torchia, U. and Querci, A. and Lemma, G. and Ilacqua, A. and Caizzone, A. and Sanò, A. and Fabiano, Valerio (2013) Indications for and limits of conservative surgery in breast cancer. Il giornale di chirurgia, 34 (3). pp. 90-94. ISSN 1971-145X

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Improvements in diagnostic techniques and, above all, breast cancer screening campaigns - essential for early diagnosis - have enabled the objectives of conservative surgery to be pursued: disease control, no or low incidence of recurrences and an excellent esthetic result. However, to reach these objectives, it is essential to ensure a careful evaluation of the medical history of every patient, a detailed clinical examination and the correct interpretation of imaging. Particular attention should be paid to all factors influencing the choice of treatment and/or possible local recurrence: age, site, tumor volume, genetic predisposition, pregnancy, previous radiotherapy, pathological features, and surgical margins. The decision to undertake conservative treatment thus requires a multidisciplinary approach involving pathologists, surgeons and oncological radiologists, as well, of course, as the patient herself.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast cancer, Conservative surgery, Quadrantectomy, Radiotherapy
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 617 Rami vari della medicina; Chirurgia
Depositing User: Nadia Del Gobbo
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 08:48

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