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Surgical quality has historically been measured on the basis of the short-term morbidity and mortality. However, mortality from and immediate complications associated with breast and axillary surgery are extremely low and, therefore, are not adequate indicators of the quality of a particular...
Use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for axillary staging of patients with breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy has been widely debated. Questions arise regarding the accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in axillary staging for these patients and its use to determine further...
Sentinel node biopsy has replaced routine axillary node dissection for women with clinically node-negative breast cancer. The development of nomograms, predictive models that enable individualized risk estimation, has enabled identification of women that are at low or high risk of residual...
Data addressing margin width and the risk of local recurrence (LR) for women undergoing breast-conserving therapy have not revealed improved recurrence rates with larger negative margins. However, incidence of LR has been revealed to vary between breast cancer subtypes, with the incidence of LR...
Patients with locally advanced breast cancer who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy and who are found to have a pathologic complete response (pCR) at the time of mastectomy pose a unique challenge to the radiation oncologist. Whereas patients with node-negative disease and small primary tumors...
Ultrasonography has been used traditionally as an imaging technique for diagnosis and characterization of breast lesions. It has also been increasingly used in the initial staging of breast cancer. Review of the literature suggests that use of ultrasonography, in combination with fine needle...
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