Source: Zurrida S, Veronesi Breast J. 2015 Jan-Feb; 21 (1): 3-12. (U.)Stefano Zurrida and Umber Veronesi of the European Institute of oncolo
Source: Zurrida S, Veronesi Breast J. 2015 Jan-Feb; 21 (1): 3-12. (U.)
Stefano Zurrida and Umber Veronesi of the European Institute of oncology in Italy write a summary of landmark events in the course of breast cancer treatment. Modern treatment of breast cancer began in 1880s with Halsted' s radical mastectomy for breast cancer, while no significant innovation in the subsequent 100 years. Subsequently, the reform of the blowout began.
Since the 90s of last century, the pattern of breast cancer treatment has changed radically, and there is no sign of slowing down the pace of change. Many important changes began in the 70s of last century, including the use of chemotherapy and radiotherapy (adjuvant therapy after surgery), but each strategy was not popularized until the year of 80s.
Overall, the improvement in breast cancer treatment has been successful, and the mortality rate of women with breast cancer in developed countries such as the United States has declined since the middle of 90s.
The researchers are still concerned about the general state of breast cancer treatment. Although the current application of mastectomy is reduced, but the treatment of breast cancer and follow-up monitoring strategies to help breast cancer patients in the treatment decision-making power increased, rather than decreased. In addition, the treatment of breast cancer has become more and more expensive, especially drugs and intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), in the United States caused many attacks.
Other significant advances in treatment