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Women eligible for breast conservation surgery increasingly choose to undergo mastectomy

November 20, 2014

The percentage of women with early-stage breast cancer who are eligible for breast conservation surgery but still opt to undergo mastectomy has increased significantly since 1998, according to study results.

Breast reconstruction and bilateral mastectomy also have become more common in this population, results showed.

Norman E. Breslow, PhD In the Journals

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Women eligible for breast conservation surgery increasingly choose to undergo mastectomy

November 20, 2014
The percentage of women with early-stage breast cancer who are eligible for breast conservation surgery but still opt to undergo mastectomy has…
Norman E. Breslow, PhD In the Journals

Female survivors of Wilms tumor may be at increased risk for breast cancer

November 13, 2014
Women who survived Wilms tumor, particularly those who underwent chest radiotherapy, demonstrated increased risk for invasive breast cancer by age 40…
In the Journals

One-fourth of patients who undergo breast conservation surgery required additional surgery

November 12, 2014
Approximately a quarter of patients with breast cancer who underwent breast conservation surgery went on to receive subsequent surgery, according to…
Meeting News Coverage

Videos increased clinical trial awareness among Latina patients with breast cancer

November 10, 2014
Latina patients with breast cancer who watched computer-based videos demonstrated significantly greater awareness and understanding of clinical…
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Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy patients reported confidence with decision

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