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Immediate breast reconstruction feasible following neoadjuvant chemo

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Reuters Health - 26/11/2020- Long-term oncologic outcomes following neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer are similar with immediate breast reconstruction and conventional mastectomy alone, regardless of response to chemo, according to a retrospective study. "There were no differences in long-term local and regional recurrence rates as well as five-year survival rates between the well-matched patient groups of immediate breast reconstruction (IBR) with nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM) or skin-sparing mastectomy (SSM) and conventional mastectomy without immediate reconstruction after neoadjuvant chemotherapy, even for the subgroups of patients without response to the chemotherapy," Dr. Beomseok Ko of the University of Ulsan College of Medicine, in Seoul, told Reuters Health by email. NSM or SSM with immediate IBR is increasingly popular in the treatment of selected women with breast cancer, but the oncologic efficacy and safety of this surgical approach following...

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