Breast conserving surgery (BCS) in northern Norway

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    • J Norum
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  • Published online on: March 1, 1996     https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.8.3.633
  • Pages: 633-637
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Abstract

Between 1986-1994, 66 patients were operated by 36 surgeons at 11 institutions. The majority were below the age of 50 years. Single women had a prolonged diagnostic delay (p = 0.025). During a median follow-up of 29 months, 13 patients relapsed and 5 died of progressive disease giving a 5-year disease-free survival of 51% and an overall survival of 77%. Relapse was correlated to lymph node status (pN(+)) at diagnosis (p = 0.024). There were no difference in clinical outcome between hospitals or surgeons. Multicenter studies and treatment protocols ensure a high cure rate and a low morbidity in small surgical units.

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March 1996
Volume 8 Issue 3

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Norum, J. (1996). Breast conserving surgery (BCS) in northern Norway. International Journal of Oncology, 8, 633-637. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.8.3.633
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Norum, J."Breast conserving surgery (BCS) in northern Norway". International Journal of Oncology 8.3 (1996): 633-637.
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Norum, J."Breast conserving surgery (BCS) in northern Norway". International Journal of Oncology 8, no. 3 (1996): 633-637. https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.8.3.633