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Nearly one in four women who undergo a partial mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer have another surgery to remove additional tissue (reexcision), and there is substantial surgeon and institutional variation in the rate of reexcisions that cannot be explained by patients' clinical characteristics.
Among patients with early-stage breast cancer that had spread to a nearby lymph node and who received treatment that included lumpectomy and radiation therapy, women who just had the sentinel lymph node removed (the first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread from the primary tumor) did not have worse survival than women who had more extensive axillary lymph node dissection (surgery to remove lymph nodes found in the armpit).
With there being a concern that mastectomy is excessively used as a treatment for breast cancer, a survey of nearly 2,000 women indicates that breast-conserving surgery was attempted as the initial therapy for about 75 percent of those surveyed, according to a study in the October 14 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on surgical care.
By Vadivelu, Nalini Schreck, Maggie; Lopez, Javier; Kodumudi, Gopal; Narayan, Deepak Breast cancer is a potentially deadly disease affecting one in eight women.
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Approximately 40 percent of women say they "feel uncomfortable" when asked to decide between breast-conserving surgery and radical mastectomy for breast cancer, according to a Canadian study. Dr. Wally J.
A study shows that men with breast cancer are not at increased risk for relapse after mastectomy compared to women with breast cancer and therefore should be treated using the same guidelines as women.