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Lumpectomy as good as mastectomy for tumours up to 5 cm

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7256.261 (Published 29 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:261
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    In women with breast cancers up to 5 cm across the rates of long term survival and metastasis-free survival are similar for mastectomy and breast conserving treatment, according to a new study.

    Previous studies have shown both approaches to be similar for women with tumours equal to or less than 2 cm across, for which breast conserving treatment is widely used. But this is the first study to show equally good long term results even when the width of a tumour is as …

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