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Increasing use of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy for breast cancer patients: a trend toward more aggressive surgical treatment.
PURPOSE Many patients with unilateral breast cancer choose contralateral prophylactic mastectomy to prevent cancer in the opposite breast. The purpose of our study was to determine the use and trendsExpand
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Trends in the treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast.
BACKGROUND An increase in incidence of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) of the breast has been documented, and concerns regarding overly aggressive treatment have been raised. This study was designedExpand
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Increasing rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy among patients with ductal carcinoma in situ.
PURPOSE Some women with unilateral ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) undergo contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) to prevent cancer in the opposite breast. The use and trends of CPM for DCIS inExpand
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Trends in the incidence and treatment of parathyroid cancer in the United States
Parathyroid cancer is a rare cause of hyperparathyroidism. The objectives of this study were to determine the patterns of disease, treatment trends, and outcomes among patients with parathyroidExpand
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Sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer: a suitable alternative to routine axillary dissection in multi-institutional practice when optimal technique is used.
PURPOSE Previous studies have demonstrated the feasibility of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for nodal staging of patients with breast cancer. However, unacceptably high false-negative rates haveExpand
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Ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a systematic review of incidence, treatment, and outcomes.
BACKGROUND The National Institutes of Health Office of Medical Applications of Research commissioned a structured literature review on the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of ductal carcinoma inExpand
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Are mastectomy rates really increasing in the United States?
PURPOSE After the National Institutes of Health Consensus Statement in 1990, breast-conserving surgery (BCS) became more common while mastectomy rates decreased. However, several recently publishedExpand
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Surgical therapy for anorectal melanoma.
BACKGROUND Anorectal melanoma is a rare but highly lethal malignancy. Historically, radical resection was considered the "gold standard" for treatment of potentially curable anorectal melanoma. TheExpand
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Dermal Injection of Radioactive Colloid Is Superior to Peritumoral Injection for Breast Cancer Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Results of a Multiinstitutional Study
ObjectiveTo determine the optimal radioactive colloid injection technique for sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer. Summary Background DataThe optimal radioactive colloid injectionExpand
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Defining the Optimal Surgeon Experience for Breast Cancer Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: A Model for Implementation of New Surgical Techniques
ObjectiveTo determine the optimal experience required to minimize the false-negative rate of sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy for breast cancer. Summary Background DataBefore abandoning routineExpand
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