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Revista Cubana de Cirugía

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LUNA GOZA, Magaly Marion et al. Screening of breast cancer: a case presentation. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.4. ISSN 0034-7493.

Screening of breast cancer based on mammography study of women aged between 50 and 65 is the better tool to perform the early diagnosis of this disease. At less than a month of onset of this process in "Cerro" polyclinic, a asymptomatic patient aged 59 was diagnosed with a tumor in middle line of high of the left breast quadrants. She underwent a conservative surgery and a ductal carcinoma of 0,7 cm was resected in early stage. Patient was classified as of low risk, nowadays she receives adjuvant treatment with polychemotherapy and its course is satisfactory. Again it was demonstrated the significance of screening as a alternative to achieve the curative treatment of breast cancer, which now is the first cause of death by cancer not only in Cuban woman.

Keywords : Breast cancer; mammography; screening.

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