Breast cancer patients with micrometastases only: is a basis provided for tailored treatment?

@article{Grabau2008BreastCP,
  title={Breast cancer patients with micrometastases only: is a basis provided for tailored treatment?},
  author={Dorthe A. Grabau},
  journal={Surgical oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={
          211-7
        }
}
Women with breast cancer and micrometastases only constitute a treatment dilemma. If only a micrometastasis is found in a sentinel lymph node, an axillary lymph node dissection may be considered to be overtreatment and perhaps could be avoided. However, studies have shown decreased survival in patients with micrometastases only. This paper focuses on the pathological work-up behind the classification of breast cancer patients having micrometastases only and on the most recent literature… CONTINUE READING

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