Treatment trends in early-stage invasive lobular carcinoma: a report from the National Cancer Data Base.

@article{Singletary2005TreatmentTI,
  title={Treatment trends in early-stage invasive lobular carcinoma: a report from the National Cancer Data Base.},
  author={Sonja E. Singletary and Lina Patel-Parekh and Kirby I. Bland},
  journal={Annals of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={242 2},
  pages={281-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine treatment trends in invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) over the last 15 years and, in particular, to compare rates of recurrence and disease-free survival associated with breast conservation therapy compared with mastectomy. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The biologic characteristics of ILC make it difficult to estimate the extent of the disease by either clinical examination or mammography, and can also make it difficult to detect axillary lymph node metastases. Because of this… CONTINUE READING