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March 19, 1927

A Report on the Late Results of Operation for Cancer of the Breast (Leeds).

JAMA. 1927;88(12):950. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680380074045

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In this pamphlet, investigators report a statistical study of women operated on for cancer of the breast in the medical institutions of Leeds. Of the women operated on while the growth was still local, 90.1 per cent were alive ten years after operation. Of those operated on after the axillary glands were involved, 91.3 per cent were dead ten years after operation. Of women with cancer in the advanced stage, 94.4 per cent were dead within ten years after operation. The extreme importance of undertaking the complete operation while the growth is still confined to the breast is thus quite definitely demonstrated.

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