Posted: Jan 28, 2013 10:04 AM by NBC News
A new study finds women with early stage breast cancer who undergo a lumpectomy are more likely to survive than those who opt for a mastectomy.
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center studied more than 100,000 women diagnosed with Stage 1 or Stage 2 breast cancer. They were followed for nine years.
They found those treated with a lumpectomy and radiation were more likely to survive than those who had a mastectomy, regardless of their age or cancer type.
A lumpectomy is significantly less invasive than a mastectomy, where the entire breast is removed.
Doctors conducted the study to provide information for young women who feel a total mastectomy will improve their chance of survival.
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