For nursing home residents with breast cancer, surgery actually may hasten death

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 14:00 in Health & Medicine

Surgery is a mainstay of breast cancer treatment, offering most women a good chance of cure. For frail nursing home residents, however, breast cancer surgery can harm their health and even hasten death, according to a study published this week in JAMA Surgery. The results have led some experts...

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