Metrics details. The combination of breast conserving surgery BCS with plastic surgery techniques has provided a useful surgical tool matching the radicality of the oncological excision with the preservation of breast cosmesis. Even though BCS represents a good option for surgical treatment of tumors located in these quadrants, wide excisions often necessitate breast reshaping in order to avoid nipple areola complex NAC displacement and skin retraction. We present surgical, oncological and cosmetic outcomes comparing our results with standard BCS. Short-term complication rates were comparable between the two groups.
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Researchers from Switzerland recently reported that women with early breast cancer in the lower inner quadrant the lower part of the breast, closer to the center of the body are twice as likely to die of their cancer as women with cancer diagnosed in other parts of the breast. Researchers speculate this could be due to undetected spread of the cancer to the lymph nodes of the internal mammary chain lymph nodes near the center of the chest. Although women with stage I breast cancer generally have excellent survival after standard therapy, some women still succumb to their disease. To investigate the relationship between tumor location and risk of death, researchers from Switzerland analyzed information about women with stage I breast cancer diagnosed between and In addition to tumor location, researchers collected information about patient age, tumor size, and whether or not the woman received chemotherapy. The risk of death among women with tumors in the lower inner quadrant of the breast remained significantly higher, even among those who underwent chemotherapy.
Tumour location within the breast: Does tumour site have prognostic ability?
Non-cancerous and cancerous breast lumps can be very different from each other when it comes to how they feel during a breast exam and what they look like in imaging tests. However, a number of benign breast changes mimic breast cancer , so it sometimes takes further testing to know for sure what's going on in your breast. How a breast mass feels can give a doctor a fairly good idea whether a lump is a breast cancer tumor or a benign mass.
Among all breast cancers, tumors appear more commonly in the upper outer quadrant. However, it is not clear whether expression of immune response genes vary with tumor location among the different subtypes. Researchers assessed gene expression associated with immune response pathways to identify potential treatment targets and presented the findings at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 6,