Original Publication Date: 1 March, 2014
Publication / Source: Breast Cancer Management
Authors: Christine M Fisher, Jennifer R Diamond, Nicole Kounalakis et al.
Given the generally excellent outcomes for modern breast cancer treatment, the recognition that overtreatment is commonplace is the driving force to reduce the treatment impact of surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. Many recent trials have demonstrated that fewer axillary lymph node dissections, smaller radiation field sizes and less administration of chemotherapy are all feasible without compromising the long-term outcomes.