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Table 2 Surgery and planned breast cancer treatment

From: The JACS prospective cohort study of newly diagnosed women with breast cancer investigating joint and muscle pain, aches, and stiffness: pain and quality of life after primary surgery and before adjuvant treatment

  Number (%)
Surgery type  
  Mastectomy 15 (3%)
  Mastectomy + sentinel node biopsy 69 (13%)
  Mastectomy + axillary clearance 95 (18%)
  Wide local excision (WLE) 63 (12%)
  WLE + sentinel node biopsy 230 (43%)
  WLE + axillary clearance 68 (13%)
Planned cancer treatment  
  No further systemic treatment 82 (16%)
  Aromatase inhibitor only 95 (18%)
  Tamoxifen only 117 (22%)
  Chemotherapy only 72 (14%)
of which taxane chemotherapy – 37 (51%)
Aromatase inhibitor + chemotherapy 52 (10%)
of which taxane chemotherapy – 16 (31%)
Tamoxifen + chemotherapy 107 (20%)
of which taxane chemotherapy – 51 (48%)