Tag: surgicalMargins

Surgical margins: A disease-free border around a tumor that has been surgically removed. Surgical margins are considered to be positive if the pathologist finds cancer cells right up to the edge of the excised tissue.

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09/10/12
Some breast cancer patients are not receiving optimal breast conserving treatment
05/24/12
Multifocal breast cancer is treated less successfully than unifocal breast cancer
05/06/12
What are the characteristics of breast cancer with low risk of recurrence?
03/04/12
Lumpectomy plus radiation is as effective as mastectomy for many early-stage breast cancer patients
12/04/11
Lumpectomy vs. mastectomy rates vary by type of breast cancer
11/10/11
Lumpectomy is not inferior to mastectomy for appropriately selected triple negative patients
09/17/11
Lobular and ductal breast cancer can be treated similarly based on other important tumor characteristics
05/19/11
Some women with close margins after lumpectomy face increased risk of recurrence
05/06/11
Preoperative MRI can improve surgical management of lobular breast cancer
02/21/11
Long-term outcomes for DCIS patients can vary significantly according to treatment decisions
11/04/10
Pre-operative MRIs find additional disease in 20% of lobular breast cancer patients
10/19/10
Residual disease can be prevented for many breast cancer patients with 2 mm clean margins
06/04/10
Clear surgical margins of at least 1 mm reduce rate of local recurrence
04/21/10
Radiation after surgery for DCIS reduces risk of local recurrence
03/22/10
Breast reduction surgery may be combined with lumpectomy for DCIS
02/03/10
Characteristics of breast cancer in women under 40

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