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Surgical treatment for skeletal breast cancer metastases: a population-based study of 641 patients.

Authors
  • Wedin, R
  • Bauer, H C
  • Rutqvist, L E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer
Publication Date
Jul 15, 2001
Volume
92
Issue
2
Pages
257–262
Identifiers
PMID: 11466677
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

One in 10 patients with breast carcinoma developed symptomatic bone metastases, and one-fifth of these patients required surgery for pathologic fracture or neurologic deficit. There was a high failure rate in those hospitals in which few patients were operated on.

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