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Treatment Trends in Early-Stage Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: A Report From the National Cancer Data Base

Authors
  • S Eva Singletary
  • Lina Patel-Parekh
  • Kirby I. Bland
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2005
Source
PMC
Keywords
Disciplines
  • Medicine
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Abstract

Because of the infiltrative growth pattern and frequent discontinuity seen in invasive lobular carcinoma, there has been a bias toward treating patients with more aggressive surgery, including mastectomy and standard axillary lymph node dissection. Date from the National Cancer Data Base indicate a growing trend toward less invasive treatment, with good treatment outcomes obtained using breast conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy.

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