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Recent Advances in Surgical Management of Breast Cancer

Published on 23 Mar 2016
Tari A. King, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), describes improvements in surgical options for the management of breast cancer. Innovations include less extensive removal of lymph nodes combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to minimize lymphedema. Other advances include the use of radioactive seeds rather than wires or needles to identify breast lesions that require surgical treatment.The use of radioactive seeds to localize breast lesions also improves patient comfort and convenience.

At DF/BWCC, women with breast cancer are treated by a multi-disciplinary team that includes breast cancer surgeons, breast cancer medical oncologists, and breast cancer radiation oncologists working together to develop personalized treatment plans for each patient.

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