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Updated guidelines for using radiotherapy after breast removal in breast cancer patients

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed updated guidelines for the use of radiotherapy following mastectomy (surgical removal of the breast) in breast cancer. Some background Post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) is widely accepted for patients with four or more involved axillary (underarm) lymph nodes. The axillary lymph nodes are the first...

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Breast cancer staging: one lymph node or several?

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This paper compares the benefits and risks of axillary lymph node dissection compared to sentinel lymph node dissection. Some background Breast cancer can spread to nearby lymph nodes (organ that is involved in the immune system that is found throughout the body). Generally, for patients with no cancer in their lymph nodes,...

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A non-invasive method of tumor removal

Posted by on Jan 11, 2014 in Breast cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell This review examined the use of radiofrequency ablation as a treatment for breast cancer. Some background Surgical treatments for breast cancer have become less invasive over time, in hopes of preserving the healthy breast tissue surrounding the tumor. Unfortunately, this is not always possible, and often a great deal of healthy...

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Lymph node ratio as predictor of prognosis and treatment guide in breast cancer patients

Posted by on Sep 2, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated whether the lymph node ratio (LNR) is an accurate predictor of breast cancer prognosis, and whether LNR can identify which patients would benefit from post-mastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT). Some background Breast cancer staging allows physicians to estimate prognosis, and helps guide treatment planning. Under...

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