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Findings May Alter Care for Early Breast Cancer
New York Times

For many women with early-stage breast cancer, treatment may become considerably less arduous, researchers say. A new study has found that for certain women getting a lumpectomy, the standard treatment — an operation to remove underarm lymph nodes that can leave them with painfully swollen arms — may not be necessary. Compared with not removing the nodes, the surgery did not prolong survival or prevent recurrence of the cancer.