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Study challenges status quo in breast cancer treatment
San Diego Union-Tribune

A massive new study shows that surgery may have no effect on survival rates for women with “Stage 0” breast cancer, a very early form of the disease.

The analysis of more than 100,000 patients with ductal carcinoma in situ reinforces a growing belief that current treatment regimens for this condition are overly aggressive or outright unnecessary. It also creates an even more frustrating gray area for women and doctors trying to navigate a diagnosis that affects about 60,000 Americans each year.