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Estimated Biopsy Rate Varies After Breast Cancer Treatment

Incidence of breast biopsy higher among women treated with brachytherapy versus whole - breast irradiation
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

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Back in 2007, when I was diagnosed and treated for my breast cancer, I heard about this new technique for the radiation portion of treatment,brachytherapy. I was jealous. It was not offered at my hospital. The big thing I liked was that it took so much less time for treatment.Breast cancer treatment takes a LONG time. I was diagnosed at the end of May, after two surgeries that went into July, I finished chemo in December, and needed one more surgery (don't ask). I was then facing 7 weeks of radiation. I just wanted to be done. Since brachytherapy wasn't available I had the standard radiation treatment. I couldn't even have...
Source: Caroline's Breast Cancer Blog - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: breast cancer treatment cancer research radiation Source Type: blogs
Permanent breast seed implant (PBSI) is a developing brachytherapy technique for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer. In current practice, PBSI uses manual planning strategies to generate clinical treatment plans. In this work, a simulated annealing-based algorithm is developed to demonstrate the first application of inverse optimization for PBSI.
Source: Brachytherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsAPBI and WBI were both associated with favorable patient-reported outcomes in early follow-up. APBI resulted in a lesser degree of patient-reported skin color change and breast elevation relative to baseline.
Source: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Multidisciplinary work, including surgery as the main procedure and radiotherapy additionally, is needed for a successful treatment of soft tissue tumours. Depending on the type and the stadium of tumour plastic and reconstructive surgery provides soft tissue coverage, faster wound healing and the chance for limb salvage; on the other hand, additive brachytherapy contributes to a good tumour control. Therefore, a close collaboration between the two specialties is of particular importance, in order to improve the effectiveness of the therapy and the postoperative quality of life of the patient. PMID: 2932493...
Source: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Hell J Nucl Med Source Type: research
Conditions:   Ductal Breast Carcinoma In Situ;   Estrogen Receptor Positive;   Grade 1 Invasive Breast Carcinoma;   Grade 2 Invasive Breast Carcinoma;   Grade 3 Invasive Breast Carcinoma;   Invasive Ductal and Lobular Carcinoma In Situ;   Mucinous Breast Carcinoma;   Tubular  Breast Carcinoma Interventions:   Radiation: 3-Dimensional Conformal Accelerated Partial Breast Irradiation;   Procedure: Interstitial Radiation The...
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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