We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Article |

The New Era in Breast Cancer

M. R. Shetty, MD
Arch Surg. 1996;131(7):788. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1996.01430190110028.
Text Size: A A A
Published online


I read the article titled "The New Era in Breast Cancer" by Cady et al.1 They found 311 cases of ductal carcinoma in situ out of a total of 3142 cases, or 9.89%. Their Table 1 showed an increase in the number of cases during successive 5-year periods. They predict that 33% of all breast cancers will be ductal carcinomas in situ within the next decade. They also predict that breast conservation, avoidance of axillary dissection, and use of radiation therapy will increase in both invasive and noninvasive breast cancers.

We have reviewed the breast cancer cases at Northwest Community Hospital from 1974 through 1994. We had 332 cases of intraductal carcinomas out of 2972 cases of breast cancer, or 11.2%. We reviewed the charts on 80 cases to look for axillary node involvement. Fifty-eight cases had node dissections. A total of 646 nodes were removed and all were


Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview





Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Please click the checkbox indicating that you have read the full article in order to submit your answers.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.


Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

0 Citations

Sign in

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal
• Rent this article ?

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.