Increasing Role of Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer.

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Summary of "Increasing Role of Oncoplastic Surgery for Breast Cancer."

The goals of surgery for breast cancer have remained the same over the years, to eliminate breast cancer from the breast with the least degree of deformity. With the current expectation of long-term survival after breast cancer treatment, more attention has turned to the cosmetic result of the surgical treatment. Whether lumpectomy or mastectomy, the need for aesthetic improvement was recognized by surgeons both in and outside the USA.


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Name: Current oncology reports
ISSN: 1534-6269
Pages: 111


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