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Non-Disseminated Breast Cancer : Controversial Issues in Management

Author: Gilbert H Fletcher; Seymour H Levitt
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1993.
Series: Medical Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The latest controversies about how to treat breast cancer are examined and analyzed from various viewpoints by recognized experts. The focus is on breast cancer that has presumably not yet spread, where there are many different avenues of treatment open and, consequently, ample disagreement as to the best course of action. The viewpoints presented here help clarify the issues for all oncologists dealing with breast  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert H Fletcher; Seymour H Levitt
ISBN: 9783642845932 3642845932
OCLC Number: 851393089
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 168 pages 42 illustrations).
Contents: G.H. Fletcher: Is Breast Cancer Curable?- W. Lawrence, Jr., G.H. Fletcher: Criteria of Operability in Advanced Breast Cancer --
M. Tubiana: Post-Operative Radiotherapy and the Pattern of Distant Spread in Breast Cancer --
R.T. Osteen: How Much of the Axilla Should be Dissected?- N.P. Sacks, R.P. A'Hern, M. Baum: How Much of the Effect of Chemotherapy is Due to Hormonal Manipulation?- R.J. Epstein, I.C. Henderson: Chemotherapy for Node-Negative Breast Cancer --
E.A. Strom, M.D. McNeese, G.H. Fletcher: Treatment of the Peripheral Lymphatics: Rationale, Indications, and Techniques --
S.H. Levitt, L.-E. Rutqvist: What is the Value of the Clinical Trials?- L.-E. Rutqvist: What have we Learned from the Stockholm Trials on Adjuvant Radiation Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer?- S.J. Schnitt: Pathologic Factors Predictive of Local Recurrence in Patients with Invasive Breast Cancer Treated by Conservative Surgery and Radiation Therapy --
T.I. Lingos, J.R. Harris: What is the Optimal Technique of Irradiation in Breast Conserving Treatment?- T.J. Eberlein, L.M. Douville: Which Patients Should be Treated by Breast Conservation Surgery and which by Modified Radical Mastectomy?- J.N. Ingle: What is the Role of Adjuvant Chemotherapy in Postmenopausal Women with Operable Breast Cancer?- A. Recht: How Should we Treat Ductal Carcinoma in Situ?- R.M. Goldwyn: How Successful is Breast Reconstruction?
Series Title: Medical Radiology, Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology.
Responsibility: edited by Gilbert H. Fletcher, Seymour H. Levitt.

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In the last two decades, there has been a major increase in the actual numbers of women diagnosed with breast cancer (from 65000 new cases 20 years ago in the United States to 183000 in 1993). Where  Read more...

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