Changing indications for surgery in patients with stage IV breast cancer: A current perspective Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Mastectomy
  • Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
  • Practice Patterns, Physicians'

abstract

  • Although surgery in MBC has historically been reserved for palliation, the authors observed a decreasing rate of traditional 'toilet mastectomy' and a broadened surgical approach to the asymptomatic patient. When viewed in parallel with evolving concepts in cancer biology, these data reflect a change in the traditional approach to patients with MBC and warrant further investigation.

publication date

  • April 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.23319

PubMed ID

  • 18306353

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1445

end page

  • 54

volume

  • 112

number

  • 7