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Breast-conserving surgery plus radiation increases survival rates for women with early-stage cancer
Washington Post

The number of women who choose mastectomies for early-stage breast cancer is on the rise, but a new study suggests that this may not be the best option for their long-term survival.

When Dutch researchers looked at results for 37, 207 women who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer between 2000 and 2004, they found that those who opted for breast-conserving surgery plus radiation had a 10-year survival rate of 76.8 percent.

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