Alternative therapy for elderly patients with breast cancer.

  title={Alternative therapy for elderly patients with breast cancer.},
  author={D G von Rueden and S C Sessions},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  volume={60 1},
Breast cancer treatment has undergone significant changes in concept, concurrent with alterations in our understanding of cancer biology and natural history. Within the last 10 years, oncologists have brought into question the traditional Halstedian concepts of the natural history of breast cancer and its appropriate management. The goal of treatment, once a primary cancer is detected in the breast, is to prevent metastasis and subsequent death of the patient. One hundred forty-two female… CONTINUE READING