Influence of delay on breast cancer surgery outcome

In Sweden as well as worldwide, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in women, and surgery is the primary treatment for curative care. As the time between diagnosis and surgery can vary substantially, it is essential to know if wait time for operative procedures may influence surgery outcomes.

Question

What systematic reviews are there on surgical wait time and medical outcomes in breast cancer patients?

Identified literature

No relevant systematic reviews with low/medium risk of bias were found.

SBU Enquiry Service Consists of structured literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. We assess the risk of bias in systematic reviews and when needed also quality and transferability of results in health economic studies. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed.

Published: 10/17/2019
Contact SBU: registrator@sbu.se
Report no: ut201926
Registration no: SBU 2019/365