LECTURE 19 - Biology of Cancer and AIDS Lecture 19:...

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Lecture 19: Treating Breast Cancer Biology of Cancer and AIDS
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Mammography http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammography http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mammog ram/MM00639 Video
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Breast Cancer Treatment Options Treatment options dependent on stage of cancer Local or regional tumor: treated with surgery, radiation or chemotherapy Systemic treatments are directed to the whole body or "system” for metastasized cancers Alternative and Holistic Therapies – Complementary treatment options
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Surgery for Regional Breast Cancer
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Local or Regional Tumor Lumpectomy that removes the entire cancer plus LN Breast preservation therapy ; removes cancer by lumpectomy (also called "wide resection," "partial mastectomy," or "quadrantectomy") followed by radiation to the remainder of the breast tissue. Mastectomy sometimes followed by Radiation to the area where breast used to be Removal of lymph nodes leads to lymphedema (swelling of the underarm) Lumpectomy + radiation most common therapy for small breast tumor http://www.nyp.org/healt h/cd_rom_content/adult/ breast/surgery.htm
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The Decision to Have a Mastectomy Cancer is found in more than one part of your breast. Your breast is small or is shaped so that a lumpectomy would leave you with very little breast tissue or a very deformed breast. Radiation therapy after surgery is not appropriate for you You believe you would have greater peace of mind with a mastectomy http://www.breastcancer.org/tre_surg_mastectomy.html
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New and more selective way of removing and evaluating lymph nodes for women with early-stage, invasive breast cancer who have a low to moderate risk of lymph node involvement. Significantly reduces lymphedema
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