Frequency and distribution pattern of distant metastases in breast cancer patients at the time of primary presentation

@article{Schneider2003FrequencyAD,
  title={Frequency and distribution pattern of distant metastases in breast cancer patients at the time of primary presentation},
  author={Christoph Schneider and Mathias Konrad Fehr and Rolf A. Steiner and Daniela Hagen and Urs Haller and Daniel Fink},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={269},
  pages={9-12}
}
For routine staging of patients with primary breast cancer, clinical practice guidelines of many medical societies recommend chest X-ray, liver ultrasound and bone scan. With respect to expanding health care costs and patients' psychological distress it has been supposed, that there might be a group of breast cancer patients, who do not need these imaging studies. Four hundred and eighty-eight consecutive patients with primary breast cancer who had primary surgery at our institution and… CONTINUE READING
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