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Breast Cancer Reexcision Rates Vary Widely
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Does a breast cancer surgery patient’s likelihood of enduring a second surgery, called reexcision, vary depending on her choice of hospital and surgeon, as opposed to her clinical profile? And could this lead to unnecessary surgeries?

Apparently, yes, according to a study of 2,206 patients by researchers who found substantial variation in four institutions in reexcision rates for patients who had negative specimen margins after the initial surgery.