Navigation Links
Rural women less likely to get radiation therapy after lumpectomy for breast cancer
Date:6/24/2013

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Rural women with breast cancer are less likely than their urban counterparts to receive recommended radiation therapy after having a lumpectomy, a breast-sparing surgery that removes only tumors and surrounding tissue, a study by Mayo Clinic and others found. The difference is one of several rural disparities in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment the researchers discovered. The findings are being presented at the AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting in Baltimore.

"These study results are concerning," says Elizabeth Habermann, Ph.D., associate scientific director, Surgical Outcomes, Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery. "All women should receive guideline-recommended cancer care, regardless of where they live."

Using the 1996 2008 California Cancer Registry, researchers at Mayo Clinic, the University of Minnesota and Georgetown University analyzed the care given to nearly 350,000 urban and rural women with all stages of breast cancer. Although there were no significant mortality differences between the two groups, researchers found that rural women were less likely to have their estrogen receptor status tested and their tumor graded -- two important elements of the diagnostic work-up for breast cancer.

In addition, rural women were also more likely to choose mastectomy -- complete removal of the breast -- than lumpectomy. Rural women choosing lumpectomy were less likely to get the recommended radiation therapy following surgery, the study found.

"The lumpectomy findings are worrisome because lack of follow-up radiation therapy could lead to recurrence, another surgery, and another time period of concern for the woman and her family," Dr. Habermann says.

The researchers recommend further research to determine why rural women are less likely to choose breast-conserving therapy and get recommended cancer diagnosis and treatment. Interventions then can be designed to addres
'/>"/>

Contact: Shelly Plutowski
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Innovative intervention program improves life for rural women in India living with HIV/AIDS
2. Rural living presents health challenges for cancer survivors
3. Best Rural Internet Service Provider in 2013 by BestSatelliteProviders.com
4. Non-communicable diseases account for half of adult female deaths in rural Bangladesh
5. CPR hands-only guidelines may not be best for rural areas
6. Rural cancer care may be closer than you think
7. Study finds sexual health services for rural Latino men could be improved
8. U.S. Teen Birth Rates Highest in Rural Areas, Research Shows
9. Early breast cancer diagnosis, survival rates low in rural India
10. Low-income pregnant women in rural areas experience high levels of stress, researcher says
11. EduSearch: Rural States May Have More Opportunity for Medical Assistants
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... 31, 2015 , ... Wound Care Advantage, a leader in ... to Hyperbaric Medicine Course. The next UHMS approved 40-hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine ... Long Beach, CA. The meeting is open for registration from physicians, clinicians and ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2015 ... ... Jenny Michael as Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications. In this capacity, Michael ... , CareSource is an industry leader in consumer-focused programs that have contributed ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... In an article published August 24th ... Global Open Journal that discusses the future of 3-D printing technology as it relates ... customized implants, prosthetics, and other 3-D printed tools could be used to aid in ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Michael Betsy! Dr. ... Park Ridge, New Jersey, Dr. Michael Betsy graduated from Don Bosco Prep in 1990 and ... as team captain in both sports in his senior year. He was inducted into ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... , ... According to an article published August 3rd on Healio, ... underwent bariatric surgery “felt significantly better two years after surgery.” The article goes on ... study felt that their “mental health had been normalized” at the point when the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Registration Opens for Wound Care Advantage’s Second UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 2Health News:Registration Opens for Wound Care Advantage’s Second UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 3Health News:Registration Opens for Wound Care Advantage’s Second UHMS Approved 40-Hour Introduction to Hyperbaric Medicine Course 4Health News:CareSource Names Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Communications 2Health News:Recent Article on 3-D Printing Highlights the Future of Custom Medical Solutions Using the Technology, says Beverly Hills Physicians 2Health News:Recent Article on 3-D Printing Highlights the Future of Custom Medical Solutions Using the Technology, says Beverly Hills Physicians 3Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Michael Betsy! 2Health News:NJ Top Docs Presents, Dr. Michael Betsy! 3Health News:Article on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Demonstrates the Powerful Effect of Being in Control, Notes Dr. Michael Feiz 2Health News:Article on Adolescent Bariatric Surgery Demonstrates the Powerful Effect of Being in Control, Notes Dr. Michael Feiz 3
... American Pacific,Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC ) today announced that ... on Thursday, February 7, 2008. John R.,Gibson, Chairman and ... to review the financial results and outlook of the,Company., ... 2008 at 1:30 p.m.,PST. To access the call please ...
... 1 The Chrysler Foundation and,Kenosha (Wis.) Engine Plant ... its new Aquatics Center., Chrysler,s donation will help ... to the YMCA. The center will have two pools: ... The YMCA will break,ground for the aquatic center later ...
... AMES, Iowa An anti-virus drug attacks influenza A by ... for the virus to infect healthy cells, according to a ... , Mei Hong, Iowa States John D. Corbett Professor in ... studying the effects of the antiviral drug amantadine on influenza ...
... Chiltern, the global contract research,organization, announced today that ... a leading Phase 1 unit located at Ninewells,Hospital and ... Kingdom,s major teaching hospitals. The purchase of DDS supplements,Chiltern,s ... was founded in 1982 and has completed more than ...
... and marital status underpin findings of 17-nation study ... factors for suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts are similar ... study, which used data collected by the World Health ... in 17 nations and found that an overall average ...
... succeeded in losing weight in a year-long medically supervised ... increase over that period, say researchers from The Children,s ... is a critical period for bone health in later ... the journal Obesity studied 62 adolescents between the ages ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:American Pacific to Release Financial Results and Hold Fiscal 2008 First Quarter Investor Teleconference 2Health News:The Chrysler Foundation and Kenosha Engine Plant Donate $100,000 to New YMCA Aquatics Center 2Health News:Iowa State chemists track how drug changes, blocks flu virus 2Health News:Chiltern Announced Today That it has Acquired the Business of Drug Development Solutions (DDS) 2Health News:Chiltern Announced Today That it has Acquired the Business of Drug Development Solutions (DDS) 3Health News:Key Risk Factors for Suicide Consistent Across Globe 2Health News:Bone mineral content continues to increase in obese adolescents during weight loss 2
(Date:8/31/2015)... Calif. , Aug. 31, 2015   Sanofi ... life sciences team at Google announced today that they ... with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The collaboration ... expertise in analytics, miniaturized electronics and low power chip ... care by developing new tools that bring together many ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... Aug. 31, 2015  AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI ... strategic collaboration focused on the development, manufacture and ... ingredients, ("APIs"). The collaboration combines Saneca,s strength in ... in developing and manufacturing controlled substance APIs with ... transfer processes into these facilities. The collaboration will ...
(Date:8/31/2015)...  QT Vascular Ltd., together with its subsidiaries ... its subsidiaries, the "Group"), a global company engaged ... therapeutic solutions for the minimally invasive treatment of ... the below-the-knee ("BTK") cohort of patients in the ... on August 15, 2015 at the 5th Annual ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 2Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 3Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 4Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 5Sanofi to Collaborate with Google Life Sciences to Improve Diabetes Health Outcomes 6AMRI Announces Agreement with Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a.s. for Portfolio of Opium-Derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 2AMRI Announces Agreement with Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a.s. for Portfolio of Opium-Derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 3AMRI Announces Agreement with Saneca Pharmaceuticals, a.s. for Portfolio of Opium-Derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 4Final Results From Below-The-Knee Cohort In Chocolate Registry Presented At The 5th Annual Amputation Prevention Conference 2Final Results From Below-The-Knee Cohort In Chocolate Registry Presented At The 5th Annual Amputation Prevention Conference 3Final Results From Below-The-Knee Cohort In Chocolate Registry Presented At The 5th Annual Amputation Prevention Conference 4
... Calif., Jan. 18, 2011 Accuray Incorporated (Nasdaq: ... of radiosurgery, announced today that Eric Pauwels has joined Accuray ... 17, 2011. Pauwels is a global industry leader ... top-tier U.S. and European bio-pharmaceutical companies. He has successfully developed ...
... today that TMC , a global, integrated media ... has named the Cardiocom Commander® Telehealth System as a ... Cardiocom,s Commander Telehealth System provides an opportunity ... patient through an interactive "health check" that includes the ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Accuray Hires Chief Marketing Officer 2Accuray Hires Chief Marketing Officer 3Accuray Hires Chief Marketing Officer 4Cardiocom® Receives the 2010 TMCnet Smart Health Excellence Award for its Telehealth System 2Cardiocom® Receives the 2010 TMCnet Smart Health Excellence Award for its Telehealth System 3
The Natural Selection family of specialty allografts is spinal concepts response to surgeon requests for spinal allograft devices to eliminate the need for painful autograft harvesting....
Transcranial vascular DWL doppler....
Transcranial vascular DWL doppler....
... Neurocare is a full-featured physiologic testing system offered ... contains many of the features of our flagship ... economical price. , ,The smaller size of the ... environment, the physician's office, a mobile service or ...
Medicine Products: