Problems in the Assessment of Tumor Size: An Elusive Grail in Current Practice

  • Lagios M
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Abstract

Tumor size, the most significant prognostic feature for distant disease-free survival among image-detected T1N0 breast carcinomas, is often improperly determined. Such miscalculations can result in a recording of a larger T-size and stage, and inappropriate recommendations for adjuvant therapies. Common errors in tumor size determination are reviewed and illustrated. © 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • adjuvant therapy
  • breast pathology
  • image-detected breast carcinoma
  • pathology practice
  • tumor size

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  • Michael D. Lagios

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