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Medical News & Perspectives
December 6, 2000

Consensus Panel Recommendations for Treatment of Early Breast Cancer

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JAMA. 2000;284(21):2707-2708. doi:10.1001/jama.284.21.2707

Washington—Most women with early breast cancer opt for surgery—lumpectomy or mastectomy. But after the anesthesia wears off, patients and physicians face a confusing array of continuing treatment options. Radiation therapy, hormone blockers like tamoxifen, and an alphabet soup of chemotherapy regimens all play a role in heading off metastasis and recurrence. But exactly how to use them, and for whom, presents a challenge for clinicians.

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