Survival is Better After Breast Conserving Therapy than Mastectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer: A Registry-Based Follow-up Study of Norwegian Women Primary Operated Between 1998 and 2008

@inproceedings{HartmannJohnsen2015SurvivalIB,
  title={Survival is Better After Breast Conserving Therapy than Mastectomy for Early Stage Breast Cancer: A Registry-Based Follow-up Study of Norwegian Women Primary Operated Between 1998 and 2008},
  author={Olaf Johan Hartmann-Johnsen and Rolf K{\aa}resen and Ellen Schlichting and Jan F. Nyg{\aa}rd},
  booktitle={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2015}
}
Breast-conserving therapy (BCT) and mastectomy (MTX) has been considered to have a similar long-time survival. However, better survival in women undergoing BCT compared with MTX is found in two recent register studies from the United States. The purpose of this study was to compare survival after BCT and MTX for women with early-stage breast cancer in Norway. Women with invasive, early-stage breast cancer (1998–2008) where BCT and MTX were considered as equally beneficial treatments were… CONTINUE READING
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