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Disabled women get suboptimal treatment for early breast cancer

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 16 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1064

Disabled women are less likely than other women to get the recommended treatments for early stage breast cancer, according to an analysis of routine data from the US. Women receiving disability benefits and medicare insurance were less likely to have breast conserving surgery …

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