Breast cancer: carcinogenesis, diagnosing and treatment

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Marta de Souza Albernaz
Fagner Santos do Carmo
Edward Helal-Neto
Sofia dos Santos Nascimento
Ralph Santos-Oliveira


oncology, cancer, treatment, diagnosing, breast cancer


Breast cancer is the most common and deadly type of cancer that affects women worldwide.  A good anamnesis, allied with a highly accurate diagnosis and a correct interpretation of the data acquired relies the best chance for the patient to receive the best treatment and, in this direction, improve the chance of cure and/or better prognosis. In all the cases, a good theoretical basis is fundamental. Thus, this update review intend to be a primary source on Breast Cancer, paving and consolidating knowledge in the field of breast cancer and helping physicians in their daily difficult task to deal with this disease.

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