The most appropriate posttherapy breast imaging surveillance after Breast Conservation Surgery is?

👉Women with a personal history of breast cancer are at an elevated lifetime risk of developing an ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) or a new primary cancer in the contralateral breast.
👉Women with early-stage invasive breast cancer treated with breast-conserving therapy are reported to develop IBTR at a rate of approximately 0.5 to 1.0%/year.
👉There are no randomized controlled trials reporting the accuracy or impact on breast cancer mortality of mammographic surveillance following breast cancer treatment.
👉The sensitivity of screening mammography to detect IBTR ranges from 50% to 80% and to detect contralateral breast cancer, from 45% to 90%.
👉Surveillance for breast cancer survivors is not a generally recognized indication for breast MRI.
👉In fact, the most recent 2012 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Guidelines advise against breast MRI for routine breast cancer surveillance:

  • Instead advocate that the first postlumpectomy mammogram be done at least 6 months after completing radiation therapy, with subsequent mammograms obtained yearly thereafter.
  • Current National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines mirror the ASCO guidelines. 


  1. Houssami N, Ciatto S. Mammographic surveillance in women with a personal history of breast cancer: how accurate? how effective? Breast. 2010;19:439-445.
  2. Khatcheressian JL, Hurley P, Bantug E, et al; American Society of Clinical Oncology. Breast cancer follow-up and management after primary treatment: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline update. J Clin Oncol. 2013;31:961-965.
  3. Turnbull L, Brown S, Harvey I, et al. Comparative effectiveness of MRI in breast cancer (COMICE) trial: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet. 2010;375:563-571.

👉Rodrigo Arrangoiz MS, MD, FACS cirujano oncology y cirujano de mamá de Sociedad QuirĂşrgica S.C en el America British Cowdray Medical Center en la ciudad de Mexico:

  • Es experto en el manejo del cáncer de mama.


👉Es miembro de la American Society of Breast Surgeons:


• General surgery:

• Michigan State University:

• 2004 al 2010

• Surgical Oncology / Head and Neck Surgery / Endocrine Surgery:

• Fox Chase Cancer Center (Filadelfia):

• 2010 al 2012

• Masters in Science (Clinical research for health professionals):

• Drexel University (Filadelfia):

• 2010 al 2012

• Surgical Oncology / Head and Neck Surgery / Endocrine Surgery:

• IFHNOS / Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

• 2014 al 2016











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