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J R Soc Med. 1989 December; 82(12): 737–738.
PMCID: PMC1292418

After surgery for breast cancer: which mode of surveillance?


Five hundred and ten women attending a specialized breast clinic for follow-up after surgery of early breast cancer (Stage I and II) have been studied. Recurrence was found most often (58%) in symptomatic women who returned to the clinic earlier than planned. Only 3% of asymptomatic patients had recurrent disease. It is concluded that counselling in symptoms of recurrent breast cancer would allow more efficient follow-up.

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