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Routine follow up of breast cancer in primary care

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7087.1129a (Published 12 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1129
  1. Alan Rodger, Director of radiation oncologya
  1. a William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre, Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria 3181, Australia

    Editor—The question of whether and then how to follow up patients after the diagnosis of breast cancer and who should do it remains vexingly unanswered by the inadequacies of retrospective reviews and short term small prospective studies. Most studies concentrate on the efficiency or otherwise of various forms of routine follow up to detect local or distant recurrence. …

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