Preoperative assessment of the patient with breast cancer.

@article{Baker1984PreoperativeAO,
  title={Preoperative assessment of the patient with breast cancer.},
  author={Renee Baker},
  journal={The Surgical clinics of North America},
  year={1984},
  volume={64 6},
  pages={1039-50}
}
  • Renee Baker
  • Published 1984 in The Surgical clinics of North America
The clinical assessment of patients with stage I and II breast cancer is limited to a history and physical examination supplemented by a chest radiograph and serum alkaline phosphatase determination. In the absence of positive clinical findings or elevation of the alkaline phosphatase, routine scintigraphy of the skeletal system and liver is not indicated. In contrast, routine scintigraphy of the skeletal system and liver is indicated in patients with stage III disease, even in the absence of… CONTINUE READING
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