Radiologist's role in breast cancer staging: providing key information for clinicians.

  title={Radiologist's role in breast cancer staging: providing key information for clinicians.},
  author={Sandy F-C Lee and Payal Jain and Samir C Jethwa and Debu Tripathy and Mary W Yamashita},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={34 2},
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer, and the 5-year survival rate is largely dependent on disease stage. The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system for breast cancer (7th edition) provides a tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification scheme for breast cancer that is important for determining prognosis and treatment. Ascertaining the correct stage of breast cancer can be challenging, and the importance of the… CONTINUE READING
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