Tag: surgicalMargins

Surgical margins: A disease-free border around a tumor that has been surgically removed. Surgical margins are considered to be positive if the pathologist finds cancer cells right up to the edge of the excised tissue.

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10/18/15
Late recurrence of ER+ breast cancer is more likely for women with large tumors and positive lymph nodes
05/24/12
Multifocal breast cancer is treated less successfully than unifocal breast cancer
05/06/12
What are the characteristics of breast cancer with low risk of recurrence?
03/04/12
Lumpectomy plus radiation is as effective as mastectomy for many early stage breast cancer patients
12/04/11
Lumpectomy vs. mastectomy rates vary by type of breast cancer
11/04/10
Pre-operative MRIs find additional disease in 20% of lobular breast cancer patients
10/19/10
Residual disease can be prevented for many breast cancer patients with 2 mm clean margins
03/22/10
Breast reduction surgery may be combined with lumpectomy for DCIS

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