TITLE

Researchers Find Mastectomy Not Overprescribed

AUTHOR(S)
Pavlou, Stephanie Z.
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
O&P Business News;2/1/2010, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the results of the research concerning the treatment patterns of breast-cancer patients and reasons behind their choices. The study has found that 75.4% of patients underwent initial breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and 22.2% had initial mastectomy. It adds that an additional 8.8% took mastectomy after unsuccessful attempts at BCS. The study concluded that surgeons' recommendations for mastectomy appear to be appropriate regardless of women's decisions.
ACCESSION #
47731420

 

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