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2009-10-13 16:12:22

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.

2005-11-15 16:31:30

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Data from additional years of follow-up of a large study of tamoxifen for the prevention of breast cancer confirm that the drug reduces the risk of the disease in high-risk women.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.