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A new study has shown that elderly patients with breast cancer who have surgery to remove their tumours are at higher risk of dying or having a worse quality of life after the operation. The researchers followed nearly 6,000 residents of nursing homes and found high mortality rates following breast cancer surgery, which is typically considered low risk in younger and healthier patients. Since many of these patients have other underlying health issues and are generally more frail, non-invasive treatment options like hormone therapy may be more suitable. Read more in a story from The New York Times.