Breast Conservation therapy is now an established method of dealing with breast cancer. It consists of two parts- Breast Conservation Surgery (BCS) and radiotherapy. In BCS, breast is saved and reconstruction is done with oncoplastic techniques. To complete the treatment radiotherapy is administered.
Oncoplastic surgery is an approach that combines conserving treatment for breast cancer and plastic surgery techniques. It allows wide excisions and prevents breast deformities by immediate reconstruction of large resection defects. The procedures are mostly useful for resection of 20-40% of the breast – a group of patients normally treated by mastectomy in the past.