ONCOLOGY

Conceptual Basis and Principles of Radiation Oncology

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Overview Print Section Listen As a discipline, radiation oncology primarily deals with the use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of malignant diseases. Occasionally therapeutic doses of radiation may be…

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Partial Breast Reconstruction Using Local Tissue

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Partial Breast Reconstruction Using Local Tissue: Introduction Print Section Listen Breast conservation therapy (BCT) is a popular treatment option for women with breast cancer, and that trend continues to rise.1…

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Whole-Breast Radiation Following Breast-Conserving Therapy for Noninvasive and Invasive Cancers

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Whole-Breast Radiation Following Breast-Conserving Therapy for Noninvasive and Invasive Cancers: Introduction Print Section Listen Breast-conserving therapy (BCT), consisting of surgical removal of the primary tumor followed by radiation therapy to…

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Radiation Therapy in Metastatic Disease

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Brain Metastases Print Section Listen Incidence Brain metastases are the most common intracranial neoplasm in adults. It is estimated that approximately 10% to 16% of patients with metastatic breast cancer…

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Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy

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Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy: Introduction Print Section Listen It is indeed paradoxical that the use postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) continues to cause considerable debate and controversy despite having been the subject…

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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy

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Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy: Advantages and Disadvantages Print Section Listen Neoadjuvant (or preoperative) chemotherapy is being increasingly used for the treatment of breast cancer. Response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy may convert an inoperable…

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Oncologic Considerations for Breast Reconstruction

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Oncologic Considerations for Breast Reconstruction: Introduction Print Section Listen Fifteen percent of women treated for breast cancer with total mastectomy receive immediate or early breast reconstruction.1,2 The percentage is higher…

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Implant-Based Reconstruction

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Implant-Based Reconstruction: Introduction Print Section Listen Autogenous tissue reconstruction is generally thought to produce the most natural looking and feeling breast(s). Although the permanency of these results and lack of…

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