When not to treat--chemotherapy for small (< or = 1 cm) breast cancers.

Abstract

The role of adjuvant chemotherapy in treatment of breast cancers < or = 1.0 cm is controversial. Careful consideration must be given to the patient's overall risk of recurrence and death given her tumor size and lymph node status. Studies indicate that overall survival for women with lymph node-negative breast cancers < or = 1.0 cm is 90-99%. Given the… (More)

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