Items Tagged ‘small surgical margins’

April 26, 2013

Smaller margins too close for comfort in breast cancer

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Small surgical margins can mean big trouble for patients with breast cancer, said investigators at the annual Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium.  A retrospective study of outcomes for 2,377 women who underwent either breast-conserving therapy or mastectomy revealed that margins less than 2 mm resulted in a substantial risk of residual disease for all […]

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Tags: breast-conserving therapy, Dr. Erin Garvey, mastectomy, OBGYN News, small surgical margins, Society of Surgical Oncology Cancer Symposium


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