Management of local and regional recurrence after mastectomy or breast-conserving treatment

F. C. Ames, C. M. Balch

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Locoregional failures after primary treatment for breast cancer include a diverse group of lesions that represent different categories of failures with various prognoses. Although patients with chest wall recurrences and regional nodal failures after traditional radical surgery have a poor prognosis, many patients can still achieve a significant degree of palliation and even long-term survival or cure with carefully orchestrated multimodal treatment. In patients who have breast failures after breast-conservation surgery and radiation, long-term salvage and cure can be achieved for the majority with prompt detection and appropriate treatment, which, like treatment for primary breast cancer, includes a consideration not only of local control but also of the risk of subsequent systemic failure and its need for treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1115-1124
Number of pages10
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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