Study finds racial disparity for surgical technique in breast cancer

12/11/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Black women continue to be less likely than white women to receive sentinel lymph node dissection as the standard of care for node-negative breast cancer, which is linked to a doubling in lymphedema risk. One researcher said socioeconomic factors may play a key role in the disparity. The findings were reported at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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