Better out than in?

In the days before tamoxifen, hysterectomy was a common procedure in breast cancer patients. Now an Australian study suggests it may still have a place in therapy.

Women in WA, who had a hysterectomy at some point after breast cancer diagnosis, had a 17% lower chance of dying of their cancer than those who did not have the surgery during follow up, the Queensland authors report.

All-cause mortality was lower