, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 3-4
Date: 08 Dec 2007

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. Fig. 1

Changing trends in surgical procedures for breast cancer in Japan. The questionnaire ...

H. Sonoo is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society. S. Noguchi is the Chairman of the Academic Committee of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society.