Oncology & Cancer

Delay of surgery for DCIS ups risk for invasive breast cancer

(HealthDay)—For each month of delay between diagnosis and surgery for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), there is slightly worse survival and an increase in risk for invasive disease, according to a study published online ...

Oncology & Cancer

Should we rename low risk cancers?

Should we rename low risk ("indolent") cancers in a bid to reduce anxiety and harm from unnecessary investigation and treatment? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today.

Surgery

Patients often mispredict well-being after mastectomy

(HealthDay)—Adult women undergoing mastectomy underestimate future well-being after mastectomy alone and overestimate well-being after reconstruction, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in JAMA Surgery.

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