Laser therapy of breast cancer with 3-year follow-up

Breast J. May-Jun 2004;10(3):240-3. doi: 10.1111/j.1075-122X.2004.21436.x.


Breast cancer is the commonest female malignancy in the United States and is increasingly being detected at a non-palpable stage by annual mammography. Minimally invasive methods of its local treatment have been recently introduced as alternative to its surgical removal. The case reported in this article illustrates the advantages of in-situ ablation with minimal discomfort to the patient and deformity of the breast. More importantly, it demonstrates the absence of any adverse effect on health and survival of the patient during this intermediate period of follow-up.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Breast Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Carcinoma in Situ / pathology
  • Carcinoma in Situ / radiotherapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Time Factors
  • Treatment Outcome