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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 79-82

Practical consensus recommendations regarding role of mastectomy in metastatic breast cancer

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Manipal Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Surgical Oncology, Max Hospital, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Surgical Oncology, Action Cancer Hospital, New Delhi, India
4 Department of Surgical Oncology, Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad, Haryana, India
5 Department of Radiation Oncology, BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India
6 Department of Surgery, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
7 Department of Oncology, Shalby Cancer and Research Institute, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
8 Department of Medical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
9 Department of Surgical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
R Koul
Department of Surgical Oncology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sajc.sajc_106_18

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Whether to recommend mastectomy in metastatic disease or not has been a matter of debate. Is local therapy, such as mastectomy, of any benefit in advanced breast cancer is the main question. This expert group used data from published literature, practical experience and opinion of a large group of academic oncologists to arrive at these practical consensus recommendations for the benefit of community oncologists.

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