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Breast Carcinoma: Risk and Detection

William G. Abel, MD
JAMA. 1982;247(11):1631-1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03320360067044.
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This handsome book represents the opinion of one of the world's outstanding breast cancer investigators, Cushman D. Haagensen, based on 50 years of meticulous record-keeping, surgery, and research, embellished when appropriate with outside data. It is thus a unique standard with which others may compare. Darrow E. Haagensen, Jr, has written chapter 18, on the "Biochemical Relationship Between Gross Cystic Disease and Breast Carcinoma," and Carol Bodian is responsible for the statistical analyses in the book. As the subtitle suggests, the book is concerned with risk and detection and does not address treatment except briefly as it relates to lobular neoplasia.

There are 26 chapters with extensive tables, graphs, and photographs. The first five deal with epidemiological data on predisposing factors such as country, ethnic origin, family history, age at menarche, and parity. A fresh look at benign epithelial lesions of the breast, commonly referred to as "cystic disease," based

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