Minimally invasive approaches for diagnosis and treatment of early-stage breast cancer.

@article{Vlastos2007MinimallyIA,
  title={Minimally invasive approaches for diagnosis and treatment of early-stage breast cancer.},
  author={Georges Vlastos and Helena M Verkooijen},
  journal={The oncologist},
  year={2007},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={1-10}
}
Breast cancer management has been evolving toward minimally invasive approaches. Image-guided percutaneous biopsy techniques provide accurate histologic diagnosis without the need for surgical biopsy. Breast conservation therapy has become the treatment standard for early-stage breast cancer. Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a new procedure that can predict axillary lymph node status without the need of axillary lymph node dissection. The next challenge is to treat primary tumors without surgery… CONTINUE READING
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