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Mastectomy or breast conserving surgery? Factors affecting type of surgical treatment for breast cancer - a classification tree approach

Martin, Michael; O'Neill, Terry; Roberts, Steven; Meyricke, Ramona


BACKGROUND: A critical choice facing breast cancer patients is which surgical treatment – mastectomy or breast conserving surgery (BCS) – is most appropriate. Several studies have investigated factors that impact the type of surgery chosen, identifying features such as place of residence, age at diagnosis, tumor size, socio-economic and racial/ethnic elements as relevant. Such assessment of "propensity" is important in understanding issues such as a reported under-utilisation of BCS among...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006-04-20
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Cancer
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2407-6-98


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