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      Social Aspects of Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-palpable Breast Lesions. Important Factor affecting Quality of Life in Cancer Patients undergoing Surgery

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      Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
      Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention

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          Introduction: The social aspect of breast cancer presents a serious problem all the time. Quality of women´s life after surgery must be compared to life before it. Breast cancer treatments today are likely to cause less physical deformity from surgery than two decades ago but are more complex and extend over a longer period of time. Non-palpable breast lesions are findings with non-biologically specified importance, which can be responsible for development of cancer. The authors present the diagnosis and the results of the treatment of patients with non-palpable breast lesions. They were hospitalized at the Department of Surgery in Nitra from Jan uary 2014 untilJuly 2017 and we used the SNOLLmethod or wire guided excision under ultrasound control or digital stereotaxic. results: From January 2014 until July 2017 there were 122 patients diagnosed with non-palpable breast lesions at the Department of Surgery at our hospital. 76 (62.3%) of these patients were diagnosed with carcinoma. Wire Guided Localization was performed in 99 (81.1%) patients; sentinel node was found in 41 (33.6%) patients using the SNOLL method. From all the patients a reoperation was conducted in 4 cases (3.3%) for close or positive margin status and in 3 cases (2.5%) for false negative perioperative sentinel biopsy. conclusion: The technique combining 99mTc-MAA (albuminmacro aggregate marked by 99Technecium) and nanocoloid is a reliable localization method for non-palpable lesions and sentinel nodes. SNOLL is a practical and oncological safe technique of excision of a subclinical lesion in combination with sentinel biopsy. This technique brings new visions for the future, especially for quality of life after surgery, changes in body image and sexuality

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          Journal
          Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          cswhi
          Journal of Clinical Social Work and Health Intervention
          2222386X
          20769741
          July 07 2021
          June 30 2021
          July 07 2021
          June 30 2021
          : 12
          : 2
          : 25-30
          Article
          10.22359/cswhi_12_2_04
          0c42c43b-1ff4-4de9-9740-472cd0aeef04
          © 2021

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          Psychology,Social & Behavioral Sciences
          Psychology, Social & Behavioral Sciences

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