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Breast cancer

Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

in Oncology for Palliative Medicine

Second edition

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780192628114
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730115 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0009
Breast cancer

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This chapter discusses one of the most fatal diseases common to women, breast cancer. In the United Kingdom, breast cancer is responsible for the deaths of over 15,000 annually. Over 90 per cent of the breast carcinoma arises from the epithelium of the terminal duct and lobule. In this chapter, the emphasis is on the identifiable causes of invasive carcinoma of the breast. The chapter also provides an outline review of the treatment approaches employed in the early and late periods of the disease.

Keywords: breast cancer; breast; epithelium; terminal duct; lobule; invasive carcinoma; breast carcinoma

Chapter.  8341 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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