TITLE

United States Trends in the Surgical Treatment of Primary Breast Cancer

AUTHOR(S)
Tuttle, Todd; Rueth, Natasha; Abbott, Andrea; Virnig, Beth
PUB. DATE
July 2012
SOURCE
World Journal of Surgery;Jul2012, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p1475
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the evaluations of patterns in the treatment of breast cancer in the U.S. which focuses on trends such as mastectomy and the use of radiation therapy (RT). It says that the mastectomy rates increased from 2004's 35% to 60% in 2007. It mentions that the contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) rates among unilateral breast cancer patients had increased 150% in 1998 to 2003.
ACCESSION #
76350225

 

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