PO59 Breast conserving surgery and whole breast radiation therapy followed by high dose rate brachytherapy boost versus electron beam boost in the treatment of early breast cancer in young Indian women: which is cosmetically better?

A.R. Bhatnagar, D.P. Singh
2012 Breast  
Background-Breast conserving treatment (BCT) is the treatment of choice in early breast cancer. Despite years of observation it is still regarded as controversial -not in regard to the very idea; the controversy pertains rather to the way it is being performed by radiation oncologists and surgeons. There are no uniform indic-ations as far as the optimal surgery range is concerned (lumpectomy alone, lumpectomy with the macroscopic margin of 1cm, excision of the breast tissue block of a segment
more » ... a quadrant). BCT has produced survival equivalent to mastectomy in the treatment of patients with early-stage invasive breast carcinoma in several randomized Phase III clinical trials. GJMR-I Classification : NLMC Code: WP 815
doi:10.1016/s0960-9776(12)70068-1 fatcat:je6inlfqsbdkpkze66zv67uhja