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Analysis of sparing surgical procedures use in breast cancer patients at the Oncology Centre in Bydgoszcz in 2002–2017

Tomasz Nowikiewicz, Wojciech Zegarski
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2018.0002
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2018;68(1):3-7.

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Vol 68, No 1 (2018)
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Abstract

Introduction. Diagnosis of breast cancer at its early stage influences significantly long-term treatment outcomes in patients. As result, more often application of breast-conserving surgical procedures becomes possible. This paper presents our centre’s up-to-date experiences in this field.

Materials and methods. 12,337 patients diagnosed with primary malignant neoplasm of the breast surgically treated at the Oncology Centre in Bydgoszcz between 2002 and 2017. Analysis of applied breast-conserving procedures in the analysed group.

Results. Observation of consecutive years indicates over double increase in the number of patients (498 in 2002, 1136 in 2017). Breast-conservative treatment (BCT) was recorded in 10.6% of patients (2002) and 65.1% in 2017. Treatment sparing lymph nodes of the axillary fossa concerned 2.2–79.0% in the analyzed period.

Conclusions. In the analyzed time period, we recorded a significant increase in the number of surgical BCT procedures applied. It was possible due to regular introduction of changes regarding diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms to our everyday clinical practice in patients suffering from malignant breast neoplasms.

Abstract

Introduction. Diagnosis of breast cancer at its early stage influences significantly long-term treatment outcomes in patients. As result, more often application of breast-conserving surgical procedures becomes possible. This paper presents our centre’s up-to-date experiences in this field.

Materials and methods. 12,337 patients diagnosed with primary malignant neoplasm of the breast surgically treated at the Oncology Centre in Bydgoszcz between 2002 and 2017. Analysis of applied breast-conserving procedures in the analysed group.

Results. Observation of consecutive years indicates over double increase in the number of patients (498 in 2002, 1136 in 2017). Breast-conservative treatment (BCT) was recorded in 10.6% of patients (2002) and 65.1% in 2017. Treatment sparing lymph nodes of the axillary fossa concerned 2.2–79.0% in the analyzed period.

Conclusions. In the analyzed time period, we recorded a significant increase in the number of surgical BCT procedures applied. It was possible due to regular introduction of changes regarding diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms to our everyday clinical practice in patients suffering from malignant breast neoplasms.

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Keywords

breast cancer, conserving treatment, sentinel lymph node biopsy

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Title

Analysis of sparing surgical procedures use in breast cancer patients at the Oncology Centre in Bydgoszcz in 2002–2017

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 68, No 1 (2018)

Article type

Research paper (original)

Pages

3-7

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2018.0002

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2018;68(1):3-7.

Keywords

breast cancer
conserving treatment
sentinel lymph node biopsy

Authors

Tomasz Nowikiewicz
Wojciech Zegarski

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