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Subspecialty of oncoplastic breast surgery is needed to meet demand

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 29 May 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:1165
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    A new subspecialty of oncoplastic breast surgery is needed, a new report urges. The proposals would mean specialist training being shorter and starting earlier and that specialists would be available more quickly for a growing number of patients, says the report, in the Breast (2003;12:161-2).

    An accompanying editorial by Professor Michael Baum welcomes the proposals as long overdue: “Over the last 15 years my subject has changed dramatically and along with this the technical challenge of onco-plastic surgery has emerged. Nowhere along the line did I have the opportunity for time out to train in plastic and reconstructive surgery, the one skill I would have needed to …

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