Application of modern minimally invasive technologies in the treatment of breast cancer (signal lymph node biopsy, scintigraphy)

More than 43% of Medical City visitors are patients from other regions and countries, which indicates a high level of medicine in Russia, and in Tyumen in particular. Every year, guests from Belarus, China, Austria, Ukraine and other countries come to the “Medical City” to undergo treatment for a variety of diseases, including breast cancer.

Why do they choose “Medical City”? A special place is given here to the use of minimally invasive technologies in the treatment of oncological diseases.

General information about breast cancer treatment in Medical City

Oncological diseases are treated comprehensively. The main method of treatment remains surgical in combination with radiation or chemotherapy. Surgeons of Medical City pay special attention to minimally invasive techniques and organ-preserving operations, that is, with the removal of a part of the breast.

What if the patient had previously had a tumor removed, but the oncological process recurred or developed further? In this case, mastectomy is recommended, that is, removal of the breast. At the same time, the axillary tissue is not removed, which allows you to restore the appearance of the breast. During radical mastectomy, surgeons preserve the breast skin, the nipple-areolar complex and the submammary fold.

Pay attention! Even after a radical mastectomy, the appearance of the breast can be restored with the help of mammoplasty.

Signal lymph node biopsy in the treatment of breast cancer

A signal lymph node biopsy is a procedure for removing a lymph node in order to examine it for the presence of tumor cells. The procedure allows you to find out whether the cancer has spread from the site of the primary tumor further through the body. The biopsy is performed according to the following algorithm:

During the day, the drug is administered for the study.

Before the procedure, lymphoscintigraphy is performed to determine the location of the node.

Intraoperatively, that is, during the operation, the axillary lymph node is found and removed, it is sent for urgent histological examination.