Trends in the local treatment of breast cancer: Should we be worried?

Todd M. Tuttle, Natasha M. Rueth, Andrea Abbott, Beth A. Virnig

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Abstract

The overall rates of BCS have remained stable or slightly increased over the past decade in the United States. The CPM rates have markedly increased while unilateral mastectomy rates have decreased. Increasingly, more women are not receiving RT after BCS, particularly high-risk women. These trends have important potential untoward consequences. Strategies are being developed to ensure adequate local therapy for breast cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)313-316
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Volume103
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 2011

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Mastectomy
  • Trends

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