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JAMA NetworkTime to Surgery in Breast Cancer—Is Faster Always Better?

The National Cancer Database analysis highlights the difficulty in identifying a single time point before which primary surgery should be completed in patients with breast cancer. There were two major findings: (1) 12% of patients who had surgery more than 8 weeks after diagnosis had significantly lower overall survival, and (2) patients with lower socioeconomic status had a longer time to surgery.

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