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Breast conserving treatment for early cancers. Rationales, perspectives and techniques.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal belge de radiologie
Publication Date
Volume
73
Issue
5
Pages
411–417
Identifiers
PMID: 2273052
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The paper reviews the rationale for breast conserving treatment for early cancers; the different studies are presented as well as the technical limitations and problems involved by surgery and radiotherapy. Nowadays, breast conserving treatment includes a limited resection of the tumor followed by a course of radiation. This treatment allows to preserve the breast and spares a mutilation to the woman. It requires an early diagnosis of the disease, stressing the need for a well-designed screening program.

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