Management of breast cancer recurrence

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Published: 17 Feb 2021
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Dr Mehra Golshan - Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, USA

Dr Mehra Golshan speaks to ecancer in an online interview for the virtual BGICC 2021 meeting about the management of breast cancer recurrence.

Dr Golshan explains that to avoid radiating the breast twice, the standard of care has been to do a mastectomy following recurrence after breast-conserving surgery and radiation. He explains that there is now a growing body of evidence that in some situations other treatment options might be worth considering, and goes on to describe some of these scenarios. He also discusses some options for how to manage the axilla in the event of a recurrence.

He concludes that there is a growing amount of research in de-escalating therapy in the management of breast cancer recurrence, and he expects this to continue to evolve in the years ahead.