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  1. How breast cancer treatment decisions are made by women in North Dakota. Discussion. Closing.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Southwestern Surgical Congress. Annual meeting. San Antonio, TX, USA, 1998/04/19.


    Although equally effective, women in rural midwestern states choose modified radical mastectomy (MRM) over breast conservation surgery for early stage breast cancer.

    This study assessed treatment decisions by the women of North Dakota.


    Surveys were sent to women treated for early stage breast cancer from 1990 through 1992.

    Separate surveys were sent out to surgeons in the state.

    The questions assessed physician and patient perceptions of treatment and the decision making process.


    A majority of surgeons believed that the long-term and disease-free survival was equal and that the preference for choosing MRM was due mostly to inconvenience of radiotherapy.

    The women reported that the surgeon was the most influential in the treatment decision and that concerns over radiation, duration of treatment, and travel restrictions all were factors in the decision.


    Education of surgeons and patients plus the early involvement of the radiation oncologist in discussing options is essential in the treatment of early stage breast cancer.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome, Glande mammaire, Traitement, Chirurgie conservatrice, Indication, Technique, Mastectomie, Femelle, Homme, Epidémiologie, Dakota du Nord, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire pathologie, Chirurgie, Milieu rural

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Treatment, Conservative surgery, Indication, Technique, Mastectomy, Female, Human, Epidemiology, North Dakota, United States, North America, America, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland diseases, Surgery, Rural environment

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    Cote : 99-0130471

    Code Inist : 002B25K. Création : 16/11/1999.