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Future Oncol. 2009 May;5(4):465-79. doi: 10.2217/fon.09.23.

Current surgery for breast cancer.

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  • 1Section of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, 5777 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85054, USA.


Surgeons retain the central role in the multidisciplinary care of the breast cancer patient. While technical details of the operations for these patients remain important, effective evidence-based decision making may be even more so. Advances in the methods of breast cancer diagnosis, localization techniques and surgical therapies, as well as the expanded role of the surgeon in breast cancer prevention, radiation therapy and the treatment of distant disease, requires surgeons to stay up to date with the available evidence. Herein, we present a review of the current surgical therapy of invasive breast cancer.

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