Research shows "modest" delay of breast cancer surgery is OK

05/25/2011 | Reuters

Researchers reported in Annals of Surgery that women with earlier-stage breast cancer who delayed surgery by a few weeks didn't see any tumor progression, suggesting that a "modest" delay that allows more planning for care by doctors as well as patients may result in better outcomes. However, researchers noted that the study was limited to a single medical facility and involved only women with breast cancer that had not yet metastasized to the lymph nodes.

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