The cosmetic outcome in early breast cancer treated with breast conservation.

@article{AlGhazal1999TheCO,
  title={The cosmetic outcome in early breast cancer treated with breast conservation.},
  author={Sharif K Al-Ghazal and R. W. Blamey and Josephine Stewart and Alexander A. Morgan},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={25 6},
  pages={566-70}
}
AIMS To measure the cosmetic outcome of breast-conserving surgery and identify the factors which influence cosmesis. METHODS A total of 254 patients with primary breast cancer treated by wide local excision, with or without radiotherapy, were subjectively assessed for cosmesis by a six-member panel using photographic evaluation and objectively by an independent observer using specific measurement. RESULTS Good to excellent cosmetic results were achieved in 184 (72%) patients on panel… CONTINUE READING

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