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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The Carolinas have been documented to have a low rate of breast-conserving surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine factors that influence women's choice between mastectomy and lumpectomy. METHODS An anonymous questionnaire was designed for the study and was mailed to women on the mailing lists of cancer organizations(More)
Stereotactic core biopsy (SCB) is being used as a cost-effective alternative to needle localized biopsy (NLB). However, an area of concern is the potential for sampling error, with sparse surgical data available concerning follow-up and failure rates. We therefore reviewed our results in patients undergoing SCB for mammographically detected breast(More)
PURPOSE To determine the proportion of women who underwent clinical breast examination (CBE) within 12 months before undergoing screening mammography and to examine which factors, if any, were associated with having undergone CBE within 12 months before screening mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS A cross-sectional study of 1,135 women presenting for(More)
BACKGROUND It is often difficult to determine whether a mass in the pancreas is benign or malignant. The goal was to evaluate whether endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) can reliably establish whether a mass is benign or malignant. METHODS One hundred five patients with possible pancreatic tumors were referred for EUS. Those who were found to have a lesion(More)
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