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Breast Cancer

  • Ben Davidson
  • Fernando Schmitt
Chapter

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy (23% of all cancers) and the leading cause of cancer mortality (14% of female cancer deaths) in women worldwide.1 As discussed in Chap. 4, despite the relatively small percentage of patients diagnosed with distant metastasis, involvement of the serosal cavities, particularly the pleural space, is not a rare condition.2 - 9

Keywords

Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Nerve Growth Factor Breast Carcinoma Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pathology, Norwegian Radium Hospital, Oslo University Hospital, The Medical FacultyUniversity of OsloOsloNorway
  2. 2.IPATIMUP and Medical FacultyPorto UniversityPortoPortugal

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