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Comparing Surgical Approaches in Breast Cancer

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For patients with early stage breast cancer, breast-conserving therapy with radiation appears to improve disease-specific survival (DSS) and overall survival when compared with mastectomy. The DSS benefit was greater among women aged 50 and older with hormone receptor (HR)-positive disease than those aged 50 or younger with HR-negative disease.

Abstract: Cancer, January 28, 2013 (online).

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