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Table 2 Reasons stated by the surgeons for avoiding conservative therapy*

From: Breast conserving surgery versus mastectomy: cancer practice by general surgeons in Iran

  Number % of the study sample
Uncertainty about results of conservative therapy 32 46.3
Uncertainty about radiotherapy services 22 32.8
Probability of patient incompliance 22 32.8
Unavailability of radiotherapy services 17 25.4
Higher cost of conservative therapy 12 17.9
Lack of enough experience for performing BCS 10 14.9
  1. * The total exceeds the sample size since each respondent could state several reasons.