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  1. An evaluation of clinical follow-up in women with early stage breast cancer among physician members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

    Article - En anglais

    Routine clinical follow-up for distant metastatic disease among women with early stage breast cancer is of uncertain clinical benefit.

    In order to evaluate current practice patterns, we administered a mailed survey to a stratified random sample of physician members of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) (N=435).

    The survey assessed the frequency and motivation for ordering follow-up medical tests in asymptomatic postmenopausal women with stage I or II breast cancer.

    The response rate was 55%, distributed as 39% radiation oncologists, 32% medical oncologists, and 29% surgeons.

    In the first year after treatment, physicians performed, on average, one physical examination every 3 months, one blood panel (CBC, alkaline phosphatase and liver function tests) every 4 months, and one chest radiograph every 9 months.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Glande mammaire pathologie, Stade précoce, Surveillance, Dépistage, Métastase, Homme, Femelle, Postménopause, Médecin, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mammary gland diseases, Early stage, Surveillance, Medical screening, Metastasis, Human, Female, Postmenopause, Physician, United States, North America, America

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0061939

    Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.