Conserving treatment in young women

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The last 20 years, the percentage bursts pared treated patients in this age group in the Netherlands gradually decreased (from 65% in 1990 to 35% in 2010),

while this percentage in women over 50 years has increased. Radio Therapist Maurice van deer Sanger: "When surgeons still lives often feel that breast

conserving treatment in young women with breast cancer is not a safe treatment option, because of the perceived high risk of local recurrence.
The results of this new study, which after 2005 treated patients are included, seem to refute this. With this study we hope that trend to reverse. "
Breast-conserving treatment has benefits for the sexual function and leads to a smaller impact on body image, and would therefore be an obvious choice

especially for young women.
Comprehensive Cancer Centre South
The research performed Van deer Sanger, is one of the largest studies ever among this group of women was held. The study was conducted in collaboration with

the University of Maastricht and the Comprehensive Cancer Centre South (TQM) in Eindhoven. Using the cancer registry of the TQM data of 1143 patients aged 40

years or younger who collected in the period from 1988 to 2010 breast cancer diagnosis was established and who underwent breast-conserving treatment. The

treatment took place in hospitals in North Limburg and North Brabant.