Surgical treatment of a breast cancer: history and trends

Written by Nevozhay V.I., Apanasevich V.I.

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The research is a literature review dedicated to the evolution of surgical treatment of breast cancer. Over the last century there was a paradigm shift from surgical tactics mastectomy (removal of the aden with the lymph nodes) to a lumpectomy (removal of the tumor from the aden) in combination with a biopsy of the signal node, radiation therapy, or oncoplastic surgery. In recent years, surgical treatment strategy for breast cancer is reviewed in the direction of aesthetic surgery. It has become possible due to the development of theoretical ideas about the nature of the disease, and the improvement of adjuvant therapies. Currently, in addition to medical problems it becomes important an achievement of the optimal aesthetic result and the maximum extension of high-quality and socially active life of patients.

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V.I. Nevozhay1, V.I. Apanasevich1, 2

1 Pacific State Medical University (2 Ostryakova Ave. Vladivostok 690950 Russian Federation),
2 Regional Clinical Center of Specialized Medical Care (30/37 Uborevicha St. Vladivostok 690091 Russian Federation)

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