Local Recurrence After Surgery
Local recurrence (LR) is the return of ipsilateral breast disease, while locorregional relapse is the resurgence of neoplasia in the breast and/or drainage chains after conservative surgery or mastectomy for the treatment of cancer. The psychological impact may be significant for women, since it means a new surgical approach, new alternatives of systemic treatment, causing a feeling of intractability of the disease and decrease of the possibility of cure. LR rates have been decreasing over time: earlier diagnosis, evolution of imaging and pathological analysis, and the addition of adjuvant treatment (especially systemic) are factors related to better locorregional control.
KeywordsBreast cancer Local recurrence Chest wall Breast conserving surgery Systemic treatment
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