Breast Conservation Therapy
Most patients diagnosed with early stage breast cancer have the option to save their breast by choosing breast conservation therapy. New treatment approaches have increased the choices available to women, in some cases eliminating the need for six weeks of traditional external beam radiation, and improving the patient’s quality of life.
The combination of lumpectomy and radiation therapy is commonly called breast-conserving therapy. Lumpectomy is the removal of the breast tumor (the "lump") and some of the normal tissue that surrounds it performed in a "breast conservation or preservation" manner.