Preparations for hormone therapy for breast cancer and their effectiveness

In breast cancer, further extensive spread of the disease often occurs due to micrometastases not found at the time of diagnosis. Therefore, after treatment aimed at eliminating a local tumor, more and more attention is paid to subsequent adjuvant systemic […]

Stiffness of the shoulder joint (frozen shoulder syndrome or capsulitis) after breast cancer treatment

After a mastectomy, patients should be assigned an exercise program that increases shoulder mobility and prevents movement restriction in order to prevent the development of lymphoedema. The purpose of these exercises is to restore the normal functions of lifting and […]

Lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment

Lymphoedema results from obstruction of the lymph ducts and veins. Especially often this complication is observed after the treatment of breast cancer by radical surgery in conjunction with radiation therapy (approximately 10% of cases). Other factors contributing to its development […]

Stiffness of the shoulder joint (frozen shoulder syndrome or capsulitis) after breast cancer treatment

After a mastectomy, patients should be assigned an exercise program that increases shoulder mobility and prevents movement restriction in order to prevent the development of lymphoedema. The purpose of these exercises is to restore the normal functions of lifting and […]

Combination of surgical method and radiation therapy in the treatment of early breast cancer

Combination of surgical method and radiation therapy in the treatment of early breast cancer After surgery, the frequency of local recurrences in the chest wall, ipsilateral lymph nodes or in the contralateral mammary gland is 7-30%. It is further increased […]

Screening for breast cancer – methods and their effectiveness

Screening for breast cancer – methods and their effectiveness The general principles of screening studies for cancer are described in a separate article on the website. At first glance, breast cancer may seem to be an ideal object of a […]