Radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery – follow-up after treatment

By | April 6, 2012

Radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery: a careful physical examination and periodic breast imaging evaluation is the key to breast-conserving surgery.
1. Physical examination: mainly for breast and lymphatic drainage areas for detailed inspection. 2 years, 3 months each referral 1. 3 to 5 years, once every 6 months of referral. 1 year 5 years later 1.
2. Imaging studies after completion of treatment within 6 months should be according to the basis of breast and breast B-X film. Bilateral breast imaging in the first 2-3 years should be 6 months or 1 year 1 (based on examination found.) 1 each year.
When follow-up found that small calcifications, masses, breast reconstruction distortion, the biopsy should be performed to rule out recurrence.
Radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery: evaluation of cosmetic results
1. Best breasts the same shape; no visible after-effects of radiotherapy.
2. Benign breast lesions with mild pigmentation; limitations telangiectasia, surgery scar visible.
3. Generally have significant therapeutic consequences; breast appearance significantly deformed; nipple displacement; a clear radiation-induced skin changes, but can also be accepted.
4. Differential severe breast retraction or telangiectasia.

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