Published in Women's Health Weekly, January 20th, 1997
A study by Dr. Cyrus Kotwall and several associates found that North Carolina has a low rate of lumpectomies, a type of surgery that removes only the cancerous tumor from the breast.
Many women who have their entire breast removed might have been treated with the less radical breast-conserving surgery combined with a six-week regimen of radiation therapy, according to a study published in the October 1996 issue of the Annals of Surgery.
As part of the study, the research team...
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