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Breast Carcinoma

  • Fernando Schmitt
  • Ben Davidson
Chapter

Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy (23% of all cancers), with an estimated 1.15 million new cases worldwide in 2002, and is the leading cause of cancer mortality in women (14% of female cancer deaths).1 In the U.S., 61% of new breast cancer cases are diagnosed while localized, 31% are diagnosed in a regional stage, and 6% have already metastasized to distant sites at diagnosis (stage unknown in the remaining 2%).2 Breast cancer metastasizes most often to axillary lymph nodes, but may involve any organ.

Keywords

Breast Cancer Breast Carcinoma Endometrial Carcinoma Mesothelial Cell Pleural Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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