The efficacy of bone scanning in the follow-up of patients with operable breast cancer

@article{Wickerham1984TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of bone scanning in the follow-up of patients with operable breast cancer},
  author={Lawrence Wickerham and Bernard Fisher and Walter M. Cronin and Leo L. Stolbach and Neil Abramson and David M. Bowman and Peter J. Deckers and Peter Eisenberg and Roger Foster and Andrew F Glass and Saul Kay and Alice Kyle and David Prager and Kathleen Pritchard},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={1984},
  volume={4},
  pages={303-307}
}
A considerable fraction of first metastases in breast cancer patients are found in the skeletal system. Consequently, to improve the probability of detecting bone lesions, protocols of the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) have required radionuclide scans every six months for the first three postoperative years and yearly thereafter. The present study was conducted to evaluate the worth of 7984 bone scans performed prior to documentation of first treatment failure on 2… CONTINUE READING

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