Breast conservation therapy after augmentation mammaplasty: is it appropriate?

  title={Breast conservation therapy after augmentation mammaplasty: is it appropriate?},
  author={Neal Handel and Bernard S Lewinsky and Jay Arthur Jensen and Melvin J. Silverstein},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={98 7},
Breast conservation therapy, consisting of lumpectomy, axillary node dissection, whole-breast irradiation, and a boost to the tumor bed, is an increasingly popular option for the treatment of breast cancer. Among patients with stage I and stage II disease, breast conservation therapy yields survival rates equivalent to those for mastectomy. The cosmetic results of radiotherapy are usually good, and this approach preserves an intact, sensate breast. Most studies on breast conservation therapy… CONTINUE READING


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