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March 11, 1968

Cancer of the Breast

Author Affiliations

Charleston, SC

JAMA. 1968;203(11):993. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140110085037

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This slim volume is a summary of current methods of managing carcinoma of the breast. It is well written and adequately covers the current status. It has as its chief virtues, discussions in depth on several controversial issues, such as super radical and modified surgical approaches, mammography, preand postoperative irradiation, nipple discharge, and cystosarcoma phyllodes.

The conclusions reached concerning these entities arc drawn from careful consideration of a particular experience at the Ellis Fischel State Cancer Hospital together with a conscientious survey of the published data from other centers. These conclusions are presented clearly and derived logically.

The sections on pathology and anatomy would appear to be somewhat superfluous in a book whose main service is that of bringing the reader up to date rather than introducing him to the subject.