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Invited Critique
March 2001

Some Thoughts on Breast Cancer—Invited Critique

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Arch Surg. 2001;136(3):358. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.3.358

Despite accepted prognostic factors, breast cancer can behave capriciously in selected patients, with some who should do well showing recurrence, and others with poor prognoses surviving disease free. The article by John H. Morton, MD, titled "Some Thoughts on Breast Cancer" provides a personal historic view on the changes in accepted management of this disease throughout the decades, and raises the question of whether our standard treatments for breast cancer make any difference in the outcome.

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