Optimal surgical treatment of breast cancer: Implications for local control and survival

Seema Ahsan Khan, Firas Eladoumikdachi

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Abstract

Improvements in the local control of primary breast cancer have been shown to improve long-term survival. The role of surgical therapy in maximizing local control includes: appropriate patient selection for breast conservation; tumor resection with pathologically free margins; careful staging with sentinel node biopsy; appropriate use of axillary dissection; and meticulous surgical technique to achieve these goals. Each component of surgical therapy has the potential for maximizing local control, and therefore for extending survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-686
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume101
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 15 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology

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