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New surgical guideline leads to lower re-operation rates after lumpectomy surgery

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

From: Re-operation rates following breast conservation (lumpectomy and radiation) for early invasive breast cancer have been highly variable historically, mainly because of uncertainty and variability in what surgeons deemed safe. When a tumor is removed, the specimen is painted with a special ink before it is evaluated by a pathologist. This ink allows the pathologist to clearly see the …