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Mastectomy-only raises risk of breast cancer recurrence

Women who are treated for breast cancer with a mastectomy alone faced an increased risk of the cancer returning. Thus, the recommendation is that chemotherapy should be combined with a mastectomy to reduce chances of the cancer returning. Another risk factor for return of cancer was the presence of lymph nodes in the armpit.

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About: Mastectomy-only raises risk of breast cancer recurrence

Date: 18 October 2004

Source: Reuters


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