Research Progress in Minimally Invasive Ablation for Breast Cancer
TIAN Hai-ying;XU Dong;ZOU De-Hong;The Second Clinical Medical College,Zhejiang Chinese Medical University;Zhejiang Cancer Hospital;
There is an increasing demand for minimally invasive and nonsurgical treatment methods for patients with breast cancer,and radiofrequency(RF) ablation seems the most promising nonsurgical ablation technique for the treatment of breast cancer. However,a number of problems remain to be resolved in the practical use of RF ablation,such as lack of proper means to assess the margins of the treated lesion. Several feasibility studies indicated that RF ablation can effectively eradicate breast cancer cells,and this technique is promising for the local treatment of breast cancer. However,at present,the domestic research is still in an initial phase. This article focuses on the research progress and applicability of RF ablation for breast cancer.