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[MOL] Breast Carcinoma Recurrence and Mortality



What intrigued me about this article was the statement, "Risk factors for
breast carcinoma offer few opportunities for prevention," which certainly
runs counter to the slogan "the best PREVENTION is early detection." Of
course, that slogan is goofy anyhow -- how can one "prevent" what has
already occurred?

OK, I'm off the soapbox... ;-)
Love and prayers, Joicy



ABSTRACT: The Effect of Less Than Definitive Care on Breast Carcinoma
    Recurrence and Mortality
    [10/13/2000; Cancer Online (Free Registration Required)]

BACKGROUND: Risk factors for breast carcinoma offer few
opportunities for prevention; thus, the reduction of morbidity
and mortality among breast carcinoma patients must remain a priority.
The objective of this study was to measure the effects of less
than definitive care for patients with breast carcinoma on disease
recurrence and mortality.

CONCLUSIONS: Breast carcinoma patients who receive less than definitive
care are at excess risk for disease recurrence and mortality. Women with
early stage breast carcinoma should be treated in accordance
with existing guidelines.

The full article can be found at:

http://canceronline.wiley.com/v89n8/v89n8p1739.abstract.html

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