23 Mar Advances in Surgical Management of Breast Cancer Video
Tari A. King, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), describes improvements in surgical options for the management of breast cancer. Innovations include less extensive removal of lymph nodes combined with chemotherapy and radiation therapy to minimize lymphedema. Other advances include the use of radioactive seeds rather than wires or needles to identify breast lesions that require surgical treatment.The use of radioactive seeds to localize breast lesions also improves patient comfort and convenience.