Published in Women's Health Weekly, October 5th, 2006
According to investigators at Columbia University, "Delays in the diagnosis of breast cancer are associated with advanced stage and poor survival, but the importance of the time interval between lumpectomy and initiation of radiation therapy (RT) has not been well studied."
"We investigated factors that influence the time interval between lumpectomy and RT, and the association between that interval and survival," said D.L. Hershman and colleagues. "We used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare database on women aged 65 years...
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