A 39-year-old woman noticed retraction of the nipple of the left breast. She had no history of breast disease and was otherwise healthy. Her physician felt a firm nodule in the upper inner quadrant of the breast. The lesion was not fixed to skin or muscle, had an irregular surface, and measured 3 X 4 cm. There were no enlarged lymph nodes in the left axilla. Mammography suggested a malignancy, and fine-needle aspiration cytology revealed well differentiated tubular adenocar-cinoma. The treatment options were discussed with the patient, and she opted for simple mastectomy with sentinel node biopsy.
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