Factors associated with re-excision in patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast conservation therapy.

@article{Sanchez2010FactorsAW,
  title={Factors associated with re-excision in patients with early-stage breast cancer treated with breast conservation therapy.},
  author={Caroline Sanchez and Rachel F Brem and Anita P. McSwain and Jocelyn A. Rapelyea and Jessica Torrente and Christine B. Teal},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={331-4}
}
One of the risks of breast conservation surgery is local recurrence, which predominantly occurs as a result of inadequate surgical margins. The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with close or positive surgical margins leading to reexcision (RE). The charts of 532 consecutive breast cancer patients treated at our center between September 2001 and June 2007 were reviewed to evaluate patients who opted for breast conservation surgery and needed reexcision. A total of 351… CONTINUE READING

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