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Br J Cancer. 2005 Feb 28;92(4):631-3.

Does deprivation affect breast cancer management?

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  • 1University Department of Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G31 2ER, Scotland, UK.


We evaluated whether social deprivation affected decision-making for breast cancer surgery. Of 3419 patients, 53.6% had mastectomy and this was predicted by deprivation, age, tumour size and hospital, all of which retained significance on multivariate analysis, except deprivation. Pathological characteristics and surgical decision-making determined choice of operation not deprivation.

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