With all things equal-age, cancer stage, tumor size, tumor type, receptor type-the outcomes of a mastectomy and a lumpectomy
are exactly the same, San Agustin said.
Scores on body image satisfaction and resilience in women with lumpectomy
were higher than women with mastectomy.
Research published by the New England Journal of Medicine shows that 20 to 40% of patients who opt for a lumpectomy
after breast cancer detection must return for a second intervention due to lingering cancerous cells, which results in additional scarring and trauma.
The research trial is part of the process of determining whether Novilase Breast Therapy will be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as an effective alternative to lumpectomy
surgery for the treatment of small, early-stage breast cancers.
The findings of this landmark study confirm earlier reports, which showed that radiation after lumpectomy
can reduce local recurrence but does not improve survival.
Non-invasive breast cancer: Treatment is primarily surgery, either a mastectomy (the removal of the breast) or a lumpectomy
(the removal of part of the breast).
For most women, however, bilateral mastectomy has no survival advantage over lumpectomy
(removal of the cancerous tissue) and radiation therapy, according to a 2014 California study.
SAN ANTONIO -- Hefty reductions in annual health care spending for breast cancer therapy would be achieved if physicians increased their use of evidence-based adjuvant radiation therapy following lumpectomy
for early-stage breast cancer, according to Dr.
The treatment of early stage breast carcinoma involves either lumpectomy
followed by radiotherapy or mastectomy.
Lead scientist Dr Lead scientist Dr Allison Kurian, from Allison Kurian, from Stanford University, Stanford University, said: "The average said: "The average patient who has patient who has bilateral mastectomy will have no better survival than the average patient who has lumpectomy
Many victims have breast conservation surgery - a lumpectomy
- to remove the DCIS area, possibly followed by radiotherapy.
The findings from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center are contrary to current national treatment guidelines, which recommend that older women with early stage, estrogen-positive disease should be treated with lumpectomy
followed by estrogen blocker therapy alone-and forgo radiation therapy post-surgery.