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Our finding that partial mastectomy is associated with poorer survival contrasts with two small reports on breast conservation therapy in women with IBC.
Of the 6 patients who had a definitive breast conservation therapy, 4 underwent radiotherapy.
Treatment received Treatment n (%) Mastectomy 17 (53.0) Breast conservation therapy 4 (12.5) Radiotherapy 13 (40.6) Chemotherapy 19 (59.4) Hormonal therapy 23 (71.8)
Eighteen-year results in the treatment of early breast carcinoma with mastectomy versus breast conservation therapy: the National Cancer Institute randomized trial.
Effect of margins on ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence after breast conservation therapy for lymph node-negative breast carcinoma.
The researchers reviewed all prior studies from the early 1980s that demonstrated breast conservation therapy (lumpectomy and radiation) resulted in equivalent survival to mastectomy for patients with early-stage breast cancer.
"Five-year overall survival was significantly better for breast conservation therapy [89% vs.
Surgical margins in patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast conservation therapy. Am J Surg, 2002, 184, 383-393.
The radiation boost was previously "recommended for all women having breast conservation therapy. This year, we changed the guidelines to say [the boost] could be omitted in older women," as well as in some other scenarios, such as in a patient who has a re-excision--for example, in the case of close initial margins--and the specimen is large and contains no cancer, said Dr.
Impact of radiation therapy on acute toxicity in breast conservation therapy for early breast cancer.
This treatment may allow more women to choose breast conservation therapy over radical mastectomy.
Harms responded that even though pathologic studies indicate subclinical residual disease exists in roughly 40% of patients undergoing breast conservation therapy, the 20-year disease-free survival for patients who have infiltrating breast cancer of 1 cm or less is greater than 90%.