Monitoring of Patients Treated with Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
Nkoua Epala B1*, Bintsené Mpika G2, Mbongo A2, Bolenga Liboko AF4, Ndounga E4, Moyikoua R3, Ngatali SF4and Nsondé Malanda J4
1Radiotherapy Service, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
2Gynecology-Obstetrics Department, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
3Radiology Department, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
4Medical Oncology Department, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
*Corresponding Author: Nkoua Epala B, Radiotherapy Service, CHU Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo.
May 13, 2021; Published: June 05, 2021
Breast cancer is the most common female cancer. Among the therapeutic arsenal in the management of breast cancer, radiotherapy occupies a prominent place. Its indication is systematic toa conservative surgery of an invasive breast cancer or a carcinome in situ breast. However, after radical mastectomy-type surgery, radiation therapy depends on certain factors of poor prognosis. After the treatment of breast cancers with radiotherapy, monitoring is an important stage in life after irradiation because it can either detect and treat the late effects of irradiation, detect and treat a possible tumor recurrence early, or reassure patients of the possibility of complete remission or cure. Post-radiotherapy monitoring is clinical, biological and radiological.
It was a good opportunity for us to take stock of the surveillance of patients with radiotherapy at the University Hospital Centre (CHU) in Brazzaville and abroad for breast cancer.
Keywords: Surveillance; Radiation Therapy; Cancer; Breast; Treatment
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