23 Jun Breast Cancer News: Lumpectomy Rates Rising but Disparities Persist
MedPage Today reexamines recent findings which showed that more women are opting for breast-conserving therapy (lumpectomy) rather than mastectomy. However, the article highlights the disparities that exist among younger, less educated, uninsured and low-income women – all of whom are less likely to undergo lumpectomy. The same trend was observed when accounting for travel distance, geographic location and type of cancer center (academic vs. community). Read more about these findings at MedPage Today.