Published in Cancer Weekly, April 23rd, 2002
Findings in a recent study published in the April 1, 2002, issue of Cancer indicate that the greater the margin of grossly normal breast tissue removed during lumpectomy and the smaller the lesion in the excised margin, the less chance there is of residual tumor being left in the breast. The study also suggests that women with a low likelihood of residual disease may be able to forego postoperative radiation with a low risk of recurrence.
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