A decision-analytic model for early stage breast cancer: Lumpectomy vs mastectomy

Alogan G. B. , Elele T., Hayran M., ERMAN M., KILIÇKAP S.

NEOPLASMA, vol.55, no.3, pp.222-228, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 55 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : NEOPLASMA
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-228
  • Keywords: Breast Cancer, Decision Analysis, Markov Chain, Quality of Life, Health Outcome Measurement, Utility, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, CONSERVING TREATMENT, RADICAL-MASTECTOMY, RADIATION-THERAPY, SURGERY, PREFERENCES, CHOICE, WOMEN


The purpose was to construct a decision model that incorporated patient preferences over differing health state prospects and to analyze the decision context of early stage breast cancer patients in relation to two main surgical treatment options.