Results of questionnaire survey on breast cancer surgery in Japan 2004–2006
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This questionnaire survey was made, as an extension of the previous survey reported in Breast Cancer 12:1–2, 2005, to reveal the surgical procedures for primary breast cancer patients from 2004 to 2006 in Japan. Data on the surgical procedures were collected from 352 hospitals/institutes. In addition, data were collected on sentinel lymph node biopsy during the same period from 270 hospitals/institutes.
Breast conserving surgery was the most popular surgical procedure for primary breast cancer in 2006, accounting for 59.3% of all surgeries (Table 1, Fig. 1). The number of breast cancer patients treated with sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) is recently increasing. SLNB was done in 91.5% of institutions (Fig. 2) and 56% of patients (Fig. 3) in 2006. The most common procedure for identification of sentinel lymph node is dye only, followed by combination (dye+RI) and RI only (Fig. 2), in that order.
- Results of questionnaire survey on breast cancer surgery in Japan 2004–2006
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