Breast conservation therapy for invasive breast cancer

Chapter

Abstract

  • Breast conservation therapy is the complete removal of the breast cancer with a margin of normal tissue surrounding the tumor. This is usually followed by radiation therapy. The primary goals of breast conservation therapy are to provide a survival equivalent to mastectomy, an acceptable rate of local recurrence, and a cosmetic outcome that is acceptable to the patient.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9780323359559
  • Start Page

  • 462
  • End Page

  • 476.e4