Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy

This is a recent article from Medscape which contains important information that women diagnosed with Breast Cancer should be aware of. Lumpectomy May Have Better Survival Than Mastectomy No Data on Systemic Therapy Nick Mulcahy Jan 28, 2013 The largest observational study of women with early breast cancer suggests that breast conserving therapy/BCT (lumpectomy and radiation therapy) is an effective alternative to mastectomy. 122,000 patient’s with stage I or II breast cancer from the California cancer registry were studied and the data suggested that the less invasive BCT (lumpectomy and radiation) may provide better survival. Medscape Medical News asked two independent experts to comment on this study. One of them was Kandace McGuire M.D., a surgical oncologist at the Magee

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