Pattern of follow-up care and early relapse detection in breast cancer patients

@article{Geurts2012PatternOF,
  title={Pattern of follow-up care and early relapse detection in breast cancer patients},
  author={Sandra M. E. Geurts and Femmie Vegt and Sabine Siesling and Karin Flobbe and Katja K. H. Aben and Margriet Heiden-van der Loo and Andr{\'e} L. M. Verbeek and Jos A. A. M. Dijck and Vivianne C. G. Tjan-Heijnen},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2012},
  volume={136},
  pages={859-868}
}
  • Sandra M. E. Geurts, Femmie Vegt, +6 authors Vivianne C. G. Tjan-Heijnen
  • Published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment 2012
  • DOI:10.1007/s10549-012-2297-9
Routine breast cancer follow-up aims at detecting second primary breast cancers and loco regional recurrences preclinically. We studied breast cancer follow-up practice and mode of relapse detection during the first 5 years of follow-up to determine the efficiency of the follow-up schedule. The Netherlands Cancer Registry provided data of 6,509 women, operated for invasive non-metastatic breast cancer in 2003–2004. In a random sample including 144 patients, adherence to follow-up guideline… CONTINUE READING
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