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Background: Lumpectomy with axillary dissection (LAD) has taken its place alongside mastectomy (M) as the treatment of choice for stage I and II breast cancer. Its appeal is based on lessening disfigurement and thus improving quality of life. Methods: We used the SF-36 Health Survey modified with...
Background: Local treatment of colorectal cancer, including endoscopic removal of colonic polyps and transanal resection of rectal tumors, has become widely accepted. However, risk factors predicting the presence of lymph node metastasis have not been fully investigated. To determine the criteria...
Background: Myxoid liposarcomas (ML) make up the major subset of liposarcomas, which in most series represent the second or third most common type of soft tissue sarcoma. The tendency for ML to metastasize to other soft tissues (STM) in preference to lung parenchyma has been previously described;...