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April 1928

THE POSTOPERATIVE PROGNOSIS OF CANCER OF THE BREAST: REPORT OF A SERIES OF CASES THE RAPIDITY OF PROGRESS TO THE TIME STUDIED WITH REFERENCE TO OF THE GROWTH PREVIOUS OF OPERATION

Author Affiliations

SCHENECTADY, N. Y.

Arch Surg. 1928;16(4):879-886. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1928.01140040074004
Abstract

The end-results so far obtained in fifty-six patients with carcinoma of the breast on whom I have operated during the past twenty years are summarized in tables 1, 2 and 3. Except in case 40, all operations were typical complete excisions including the removal of the pectoral muscles and axillary glands. In all but four of the more advanced forms, sections were cut of the primary tumor and lymph nodes. Each patient has been traced either to date of death or to the condition at present, that is, in June or July, 1927.

In checking the results obtained in this small group of cases, I have reviewed most of the literature dealing with the late results following operations for cancer of the breast which has been published during the past fifty years. While opinions expressed in this paper will be based on the results observed in my own small series

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