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Month: September 2015

Mastectomy and Breast-Conserving Therapy Confer Equivalent Outcomes in Young Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer

A recent study has shown that mastectomy and breast conserving therapy (BCT) consisting of lumpectomy and radiotherapy (RT) have equivalent survival outcomes for young women with early-stage breast cancer (Clin Breast Cancer [published online ahead of print April 2, 2015]. doi: 10.1016/j.clbc.2015.03.012). The BCT group had a 10-year breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS) rate of 87.7% and an overall survival (OS) rate of 85.9% compared with rates of 85.4% and 83.5%, respectively, in the mastectomy-only group (P5.009 and .01, respectively, for BCSS and OS). In an analysis of patients from both treatment groups combined, those aged 35 to 39 years had significantly better 10-year BCSS and OS rates (88% and… Read more Mastectomy and Breast-Conserving Therapy Confer Equivalent Outcomes in Young Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer