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Clinical Crossroads | Clinician's Corner

A 62-Year-Old Woman With a New Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Steven E. Come, MD, Discussant
JAMA. 2006;295(12):1434-1442. doi:10.1001/jama.295.12.1434.
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DR BURNS: Ms T is a 62-year-old woman with a new diagnosis of left breast cancer. A routine mammogram performed in the fall of 2004 revealed a 9-mm spiculated mass deep within the upper inner quadrant of her left breast. Prior annual mammograms had been normal. No mass was palpable in this area, but ultrasound demonstrated a hypoechoic mass at 10 o’clock a few centimeters from the nipple. A stereotactic core biopsy was performed and disclosed an infiltrating lobular carcinoma.

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