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Oncology for Palliative Medicine$
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Peter Hoskin and Wendy Makin

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780192628114

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.001.0001

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer

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(p.91) Chapter 9 Breast cancer
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Oncology for Palliative Medicine
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Peter Hoskin

Wendy Makin

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192628114.003.0009

This chapter discusses one of the most fatal diseases common to women, breast cancer. In the United Kingdom, breast cancer is responsible for the deaths of over 15,000 annually. Over 90 per cent of the breast carcinoma arises from the epithelium of the terminal duct and lobule. In this chapter, the emphasis is on the identifiable causes of invasive carcinoma of the breast. The chapter also provides an outline review of the treatment approaches employed in the early and late periods of the disease.

Keywords:   breast cancer, breast, epithelium, terminal duct, lobule, invasive carcinoma, breast carcinoma

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