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September 1978

Management of Familial Breast CancerII. Case Reports, Pedigrees, Genetic Counseling, and Team Concept

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Preventive Medicine/Public Health and Surgery, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha.

Arch Surg. 1978;113(9):1061-1067. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1978.01370210043006

• The lack of therapeutic progress, coupled with limitations in early breast cancer diagnostic surveillance, suggest the need for innovative control programs for this disease. We have provided certain practical criteria for prophylactic subcutaneous mastectomy based on family history, presence of precancerous diseases of the breast, and other breast cancer risk factors, and the attitudes, feelings, and emotional aspects of the patient, all of which temper decisions for the type of cancer surveillance program and/or prophylactic surgery.

(Arch Surg 113:1061-1067, 1978)