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.

Surgery

Reoperation risk for nonpalpable breast lesions higher for DCIS

(HealthDay)—For women undergoing wire-guided breast conserving surgery (BCS) for nonpalpable breast lesions, the risk of reoperation is higher for those with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) than those with invasive breast ...

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