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.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||The Breast|
|Subtitle of host publication||Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases|
|State||Published - Aug 24 2017|
- Breast conservation therapy
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