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More than one-third of Texas women still receive unnecessary breast biopsy surgery

Medicalxpress.com, May 17, 2013

In spite of the benefits of minimally invasive breast biopsy, new research from UTMB published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that expensive, invasive surgical breast biopsies remained the first diagnostic step for 35 percent of women diagnosed with a breast mass between 2000 and 2008 in Texas. The investigators performed an exhaustive analysis of Texas Medicare data from 2000 to 2008, including more than 87,000 breast biopsies. “We need to get the word out to women across the state that surgery is not the procedure of choice for definitive diagnosis of a breast mass,” said senior author Dr. Taylor Riall.

 




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