Relation between appropriateness of primary therapy for early-stage breast carcinoma and increased use of breast-conserving surgery.

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BACKGROUND Breast-conserving surgery is a more complex treatment than mastectomy, because a separate incision is needed for axillary lymph-node dissection, and postoperative radiotherapy is necessary. We postulated that adoption of this therapy into clinical practice might have led to discrepancies between the care recommended and that received. METHODS… (More)

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@article{Nattinger2000RelationBA, title={Relation between appropriateness of primary therapy for early-stage breast carcinoma and increased use of breast-conserving surgery.}, author={Ann Butler Nattinger and R Hoffmann and R. T. Kneusel and Marilyn M. Schapira}, journal={Lancet}, year={2000}, volume={356 9236}, pages={1148-53} }