Conservation treatment or mastectomy for DCIS?

0.7 and 0 per cent respectively.

Prof Holmes said: "These results show that nearly all patients with DCIS whose cancer recurs can be treated successfully, whether or not DCIS recurs as new DCIS or invasive cancer. In the small sub-group of patients who develop invasive recurrences, the chances of surviving ten years are better than 90 per cent similar to patients diagnosed with small, node negative cancer.

"The ten-year rate of deaths from all causes and from breast cancer specifically is statistically similar across all three groups. Therefore, regardless of their initial treatment, the three groups of patients had similar rates of survival."

These successes had been gained through careful monitoring of patients after their initial treatment. "At our institution, patients who have been treated for DCIS are screened closely for recurrences, regardless of the treatment they received. For patients treated by lumpectomy alone or lumpectomy plus radiotherapy, follow-up includes mammography of the treated breast twice a year for the first few years, followed by annual mammography. Any abnormality is evaluated with additional imaging and all suspicious finding are biopsied. More recently, we have used breast MRI to evaluate patients for recurrence. As a result of rigorous follow-up, invasive recurrences are more likely to be diagnosed when they are quite small and confined to the breast. When treated at this stage, survival rates are very good," explained Prof Holmes.

The incidence of DCIS is increasing, mainly because of mammography screening programmes, which are able to detect it before it has progressed to a more advanced stage when a woman might be able to feel a lump. Although DCIS is a very early form of breast cancer with an excellent prognosis, often doctors and patients have chosen the more aggressive option of mastectomy, because it carries the least chance of a recurrence. Prof Holmes's findings are significant, sinc

Contact: Emma Mason
Federation of European Cancer Societies

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
2. Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
3. Brain activity prior to treatment flags vulnerability to antidepressant side effects
4. Cultural and social factors influence prostate cancer treatment
5. Research offers hope of new treatments for liver damage
6. First mouse model for multiple system atrophy points to new treatment targets for brain diseases
7. Stanford patient is first to test new treatment for peripheral arterial disease
8. Scientist works on innovative treatments for brain tumors
9. Blacks less likely to get expensive, newer heart treatments
10. Growth hormone treatment improves symptoms of metabolic disorder in postmenopausal women
11. Study examines lessons learned at Africas first public antiretroviral treatment clinic

Post Your Comments:

(Date:3/30/2020)... ... March 30, 2020 , ... ... coronavirus pandemic sweeps the country. In an effort to keep frontline officers and ... enabling police interaction with community members while minimizing direct contact. They are also ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... The construction industry is ... of the coronavirus. Operating under the designation as an essential business as modified ... environmental protection projects in the downstate New York region. , While certain projects ...
(Date:3/28/2020)... ... 28, 2020 , ... iPatientCare, a pioneer in cloud-based ... solutions has expanded the availability of telehealth services and other initiatives to help ... has a big role in fighting coronavirus . Increasing the telehealth services across ...
(Date:3/27/2020)... ... March 27, 2020 , ... On March 27th, 2020, ... conference for people with asthma, their families and caregivers living in the US. This ... 27, 2020 and June 30, 2020, and will focus on asthma symptoms, the different ...
(Date:3/22/2020)... ... 2020 , ... The modular construction industry, led by trade ... been working with state and federal officials on ways to support housing and ... modular construction to address the nation’s affordable housing crisis well before the COVD-19 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/20/2020)... MILWAUKEE (PRWEB) , ... March 20, 2020 , ... Despite ... cases of alpha-gal in Texas and the Gulf of Mexico are low, and it ... be presented for the first time at the 2020 Annual Meeting of the American ...
(Date:3/20/2020)... ... , ... On March 19, 2020 Amramp installed a wheelchair ramp to provide ... ramp and platforms helped access the large intake triage trailer in the parking lot. ... ramps that provide access to medical facilities and individual homes. This service enables patients ...
(Date:3/19/2020)... ... March 19, 2020 , ... As COVID-19 spreads across ... for us to practice social distancing and, in some cases, self-quarantine to help stop ... for people who have underlying mental health issues. , Cindy Gipson, Ph.D., serves ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: