Screening mammography in a 56-year-old woman showed a radiographically malignant lesion in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast. The patient had never noticed an abnormality in her breasts. Physical examination revealed a mobile, firm, 1.5-cm lesion with an irregular surface. Fine-needle aspiration yielded ductal epithelial cells with polymorphic nuclei, consistent with adenocar-cinoma. The patient opted for breast-conserving treatment with wide local excision, axillary node dissection, and radiotherapy. She consented to sentinel node biopsy in a learning phase study.
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Complete Guide to Preventing Skin Cancer. We all know enough to fear the name, just as we do the words tumor and malignant. But apart from that, most of us know very little at all about cancer, especially skin cancer in itself. If I were to ask you to tell me about skin cancer right now, what would you say? Apart from the fact that its a cancer on the skin, that is.