A ROUTINE MAMMOGRAM SHOWED A LARGE MASS IN THE RIGHT BREAST OF MRS. H, AGE 42 YEARS. A BIOPSY CONFIRMED THE PRESENCE OF A MALIGNANT TUMOR. MRS. H WAS CONCERNED BECAUSE HER MOTHER AND AN AUNT HAD HAD BREAST CANCER. NO METASTASES WERE DETECTED AT THIS TIME.

A ROUTINE MAMMOGRAM SHOWED A LARGE MASS IN THE RIGHT BREAST OF MRS. H, AGE 42 YEARS. A BIOPSY CONFIRMED THE PRESENCE OF A MALIGNANT TUMOR. MRS. H WAS CONCERNED BECAUSE HER MOTHER AND AN AUNT HAD HAD BREAST CANCER. NO METASTASES WERE DETECTED AT THIS TIME.

A MASTECTOMY WAS PERFORMED, AND A NUMBER OF AXILLARY AND MEDIASTINAL LYMPH NODES WERE REMOVED. PATHOLOGIC EXAMINATION SHOWED THAT SEVERAL NODES FROM EACH AREA CONTAINED MALIGNANT CELLS. GIVEN THAT THIS CASE WAS CONSIDERED TO BE STAGE III, IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT MRS. H HAVE CHEMOTHERAPY AND RADIATION TREATMENT FOLLOWING SURGERY AND LATER HAVE HER OVARIES REMOVED TO REDUCE HER ESTROGEN LEVELS.

A routine mammogram showed a large mass in the right breast of Mrs. H, age 42 years. A biopsy confirmed the presence of a malignant tumor. Mrs. H was concerned because her mother and an aunt had had breast cancer. No metastases were detected at this time. A mastectomy was performed, and a number of axillary and mediastinal lymph nodes were removed. Pathologic examination showed that several nodes from each area contained malignant cells. Given that this case was considered to be stage III, it was recommended that Mrs. H have chemotherapy and radiation treatment following surgery and later have her ovaries removed to reduce her estrogen levels.
A routine mammogram showed a large mass in the right breast of Mrs. H, age 42 years. A biopsy confirmed the presence of a malignant tumor. Mrs. H was concerned because her mother and an aunt had had breast cancer. No metastases were detected at this time. A mastectomy was performed, and a number of axillary and mediastinal lymph nodes were removed. Pathologic examination showed that several nodes from each area contained malignant cells. Given that this case was considered to be stage III, it was recommended that Mrs. H have chemotherapy and radiation treatment following surgery and later have her ovaries removed to reduce her estrogen levels.
A routine mammogram showed a large mass in the right breast of Mrs. H, age 42 years. A biopsy confirmed the presence of a malignant tumor. Mrs. H was concerned because her mother and an aunt had had breast cancer. No metastases were detected at this time. A mastectomy was performed, and a number of axillary and mediastinal lymph nodes were removed. Pathologic examination showed that several nodes from each area contained malignant cells. Given that this case was considered to be stage III, it was recommended that Mrs. H have chemotherapy and radiation treatment following surgery and later have her ovaries removed to reduce her estrogen levels.
A routine mammogram showed a large mass in the right breast of Mrs. H, age 42 years. A biopsy confirmed the presence of a malignant tumor. Mrs. H was concerned because her mother and an aunt had had breast cancer. No metastases were detected at this time. A mastectomy was performed, and a number of axillary and mediastinal lymph nodes were removed. Pathologic examination showed that several nodes from each area contained malignant cells. Given that this case was considered to be stage III, it was recommended that Mrs. H have chemotherapy and radiation treatment following surgery and later have her ovaries removed to reduce her estrogen levels.
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