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A study recently published in The Lancet reported that a third of women who had lumpectomies, or other breast-conserving operations for early-stage breast cancer from 1990 to 1995, did not receive other needed treatments.
The study, based on the records of 145,000 women treated from 1983 to 1995, found that women did not have radiation or lymph-node biopsies preformed, both standard treatment guidelines. Data was obtained from the National Cancer Institute. For more information visit www.sigmaxi.org.