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A quarter of women who undergo breast conserving surgery need further surgery, research shows

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 13 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6766
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Almost a quarter of women who underwent breast conserving surgery for treatment of a non-invasive or invasive breast tumour had to undergo an additional operation, research has found.

The study, published in JAMA Surgery, was the largest to examine repeat surgeries, in 316 114 patients with diagnosed breast cancer (stage 0 to II) who had initial breast conserving surgery at 1400 institutions across the …

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