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A Multidisciplinary Approach in Management of Breast Cancer: Case Study and Literature Reviews

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The diagnosis of breast cancer can cause a significant anxiety in someone’s life. The care of the breast cancer patient requires in many centres. The care of breast cancer patient is undertaken as a joint venture between the surgeon, medical oncologist, radiotherapist, pathologist and allied health professionals such as the clinical nurse specialist as well as counsellors. This is a case of a 39-years-old Malay woman presented to HUSM with a history of ulcerating breast lump with bloody pus discharge on the right breast. An initial mammogram study showed lesion suspicious of malignancy, and histopathological examination was consistent with invasive ductal carcinoma. She received neoadjuvant chemotherapy before proceeding to right modified radical mastectomy with axillary clearance and immediate chest wall reconstruction. Detailed discussion on the diagnosis, treatment, surgical intervention and progress of the patient with reference to available literature reviews are presented.

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A. Zakaria, N. Salam, W. Zain and M. Hashim, "A Multidisciplinary Approach in Management of Breast Cancer: Case Study and Literature Reviews," Journal of Cancer Therapy, Vol. 4 No. 7A, 2013, pp. 7-11. doi: 10.4236/jct.2013.47A002.

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