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Who Benefits from Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques?

Who Benefits from Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques? Breast-conserving therapy, which includes wide local excision of the tumor followed by irradiation, has become a standard treatment option for women with early-stage invasive breast cancer. The potential advantages of conservative breast surgery include the minor outpatient nature of the procedures, lower incidence of post-operative pain and complications, preservation of the breast and nipple areolar complex, and shorter delay to adjuvant therapy. However, not all patients are optimal candidates for breast-conserving procedures. Oncoplastic techniques combine the removal of breast cancer tumors in combination with either local volume replacement techniques to correct small defects, or by immediate reconstruction of larger defects using techniques of plastic surgery with or without contralateral breast procedures for symmetry. Therefore, oncoplastic techniques offer the potential to perform a wider excision of the tumor with an improved cosmetic result, thus potentially increasing the eligible pool for breast conservation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Breast Cancer Reports Springer Journals

Who Benefits from Oncoplastic Surgical Techniques?

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Internal Medicine; Surgical Oncology; Oncology
ISSN
1943-4588
eISSN
1943-4596
DOI
10.1007/s12609-012-0069-5
Publisher site
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Abstract

Breast-conserving therapy, which includes wide local excision of the tumor followed by irradiation, has become a standard treatment option for women with early-stage invasive breast cancer. The potential advantages of conservative breast surgery include the minor outpatient nature of the procedures, lower incidence of post-operative pain and complications, preservation of the breast and nipple areolar complex, and shorter delay to adjuvant therapy. However, not all patients are optimal candidates for breast-conserving procedures. Oncoplastic techniques combine the removal of breast cancer tumors in combination with either local volume replacement techniques to correct small defects, or by immediate reconstruction of larger defects using techniques of plastic surgery with or without contralateral breast procedures for symmetry. Therefore, oncoplastic techniques offer the potential to perform a wider excision of the tumor with an improved cosmetic result, thus potentially increasing the eligible pool for breast conservation.

Journal

Current Breast Cancer ReportsSpringer Journals

Published: Feb 5, 2012

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