Published in Women's Health Weekly, April 12th, 2007
Compared to younger women, older women with breast cancer are less likely to be diagnosed via needle biopsy and triple assessment, less likely to undergo surgery and less likely to receive radiotherapy, the researchers report in this week’s British Journal of Cancer.
Such management of older women is likely to lead to higher rates of local recurrence of the disease and higher than necessary mortality.
Dr Katrina Lavelle, who led the study at the University’s School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social...
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