Concerns Over Minimally Invasive Surgery For Breast Cancer

News — By on February 20, 2009 at 6:00 am

Minimally invasive breast surgery may be trading better cosmetic outcomes for worse rates of cure, warns a senior doctor in an editorial published on http://www.bmj.com today. Effectiveness and safety, as well as aesthetic outcomes, need to be considered when planning surgery for breast cancer, writes Monica Morrow, Chief of the Breast Service at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

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