IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 39 / Issue 3 / DOI: 10.12892/ejgo4186.2018

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Surgical approach of breast cancer: advances and limitations
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1 Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 2018, 39(3), 341–347;
Published: 10 June 2018

New approaches in surgical methods and systematic therapy have led to a better prognosis for women including a better quality of life. Modified radical mastectomy, the treatment of choice in breast cancer, tends to be replaced by breast-conservation surgical procedures. Furthermore, the value of axillary lymph node dissection has been questioned. Sentinel lymph node biopsy has contributed in staging of the axilla in order to avoid extensive operations.
Breast cancer
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