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Can we predict recurrence of ductal carcinoma in situ after breast conserving surgery?

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Breast cancer | 1 comment

In a nutshell Patients with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) who undergo breast conserving surgery (BCS) are at risk of cancer recurrence. This study aimed to identify risk factors which could predict the likelihood of recurrence. It was found that a low tumor grade, presence of cancerous cells in the area directly around the tumor, the presence of a...

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Cancer sub-types; what are the characteristics?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to distinguish whether the characteristics of breast cancer could depend on the focality of the tumor. Some background Breast cancer can be characterized as 'unifocal', 'multifocal and 'multicentric'. This refers to the number of areas in which the cancer can be found (focality); unifocal...

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Hormone therapy; enabling surgery in post-menopausal breast cancer patients

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine the long-term effects of hormone therapy to treat post-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer. Some background Hormone therapy is a form of breast cancer treatment. It targets cancer cells that may be affected by hormones. It is often administered prior to surgery in patients who are unfit to...

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Radiation after surgery; is it essential after 55?

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors aimed to determine if there was a significant risk of cancer recurrence when breast-conserving therapy is the only treatment for women aged 55 and older. Some background A lumpectomy or 'breast-conserving therapy' is the removal of the breast and some surrounding tissues (the breast remains intact). This is...

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Better looking breasts with IMRT

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the cosmetic benefits of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) compared to standard radiotherapy for the treatment of breast cancer. Some background Radiation therapy is commonly used to treat breast cancer. It is often used following surgery to destroy any remaining cancer cells and prevent recurrence...

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Breast reconstruction for breast cancer patients

Posted by on Mar 7, 2013 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

The present review discusses the principles, methods and complications of breast reconstruction surgery for breast cancer patients who need mastectomy (surgical removal of the entire breast). Women with breast cancer often need extensive surgeries to eliminate the cancer, along with healthy breast tissue, skin or the nipple and areola (the darker area...

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