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July 1940

PROBLEM OF CARCINOMA OF THE BREASTRADICAL MASTECTOMY IN NINETY CASES

Author Affiliations

SAN ANGELO, TEXAS
From the Department of Surgery, University Hospitals, Iowa City.

Arch Surg. 1940;41(1):66-78. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1940.01210010069005
Abstract

The following report represents a study of the patients with malignant tumor of the breast admitted to the University of Iowa Hospitals during a five year period (1927 to 1932), with an analysis of the results five to ten years after radical mastectomy. In this respect it is essentially another report of so-called five and ten year cures; however, it is my endeavor to present a somewhat broader aspect of the subject. Although the percentage of operative "cures" of carcinoma of the breast has been steadily increasing during recent years, there are still certain features which indicate that a final solution to the problem has not been reached. It is hoped to emphasize certain factors which may be of assistance in improving the results.

The better known clinics throughout the United States are now reporting five year "cures" in from 30 to 60 per cent of their cases, and the

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