Conservative surgery for early breast cancer results from a district hospital

R. E. May*, D. A. Gillatt, S. Goodman, E. Whipp, R. Laing

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Abstract

Wide local excision followed by radiotherapy was offered as an alternative to mastectomy to 93 women on 96 occasions. Complications attributable to the surgery occurred in 4 per cent whilst 37.5 per cent developed complications secondary to the radiotherapy. The complications were generally of a mild nature. Nine patients (9.3%) have developed regional recurrence and seventeen (17.7%) distant metastases with a mean follow up of 53.4 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-50
Number of pages4
JournalThe Bristol medico-chirurgical journal
Volume104
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 1989
Externally publishedYes

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