Quality of life in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast treated with conservative surgery and postoperative irradiation
Treatment options for the woman diagnosed with breast cancer have changed considerably over time. Mastectomy was standard treatment for breast cancer 5 years ago. Today, breast conservation treatment (excision of primary tumor plus radiation therapy) is appropriate therapy for the majority of women with stage I or II breast cancer. Women now have options for therapy and can play a major role in deciding their courses of cancer care.