Mastectomy rates for ductal carcinoma in situ vary widely in UK, audit shows

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 25 March 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g2332
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. 1London

Data from the UK NHS Breast Cancer Screening Programme show significant variation between hospitals in the number of women with ductal carcinoma in situ undergoing mastectomy when lumpectomy would normally be indicated, shows an audit reported last week at the European Breast Cancer Conference.1

Researchers analysed data from 8313 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ detected during screening from 2003 to 2012. They looked at information collected as part of an ongoing UK-wide prospective audit of screen detected non-invasive breast cancers and atypical hyperplasias. …

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