Breast Conservation in Patients with Multiple Ipsilateral Tumors

Judy C. Boughey, MD, associate professor of surgery, director, Breast Surgical Oncology Training Program, Mayo Clinic, discusses breast conservation in patients with multiple ipsilateral tumors.

Judy C. Boughey, MD, associate professor of surgery, director, Breast Surgical Oncology Training Program, Mayo Clinic, discusses breast conservation in patients with multiple ipsilateral tumors.

Clinical Pearls:

  • A second or third focus of cancer is often found after women are initially diagnosed with breast cancer
  • The recommendation for multiple ipsilateral tumors has historically been mastectomy
  • A prospective clinical trial is currently ongoing that examines if these women still need to undergo mastectomy
  • The patients in the study will receive a lumpectomy before being treated with radiation