Patterns and recent trends in mastectomy and breast conserving surgery for women with early-stage breast tumors in Missouri : an update and further investigation
1. Background: Most females age 18–64 diagnosed with an early-stage breast tumor in Missouri, 2008–2015, were surgically treated with either total (simple) mastectomy (TM), modified radical mastectomy (MRM), or breast conserving surgery (BCS). Last year, the Missouri Cancer Registry examined demographic differences between females receiving these treatments and noted a slight decrease in the % of cases getting BCS since 2008 with an increase in TM (& TM+MRM). 2. Purpose: To continue monitoring trends in the surgical treatment of early-stage breast cancer in Missouri and describe the patterns by demographics & tumor characteristics.