The implications of the imaging manifestations of multifocal and diffuse breast cancers

László K. Tabár, Peter B. Dean, Tibor Tot, Nadja Lindhe, Mats Ingvarsson, Amy Ming Fang Yen

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Abstract

Mammographic screening of asymptomatic women leads to the detection of an unprecedented number of in situ and nonpalpable 1-9 mm and 10-14 mm invasive breast cancers. Detecting breast cancer at an earlier phase in its development and at a smaller tumor size is, however, no guarantee that the disease will be localized to a small, confined volume in every case. In fact, multifocal and/or diffuse breast cancers comprise the majority of breast cancers in every size range (Holland et al. 1985; Tot 2007). These studies have also shown that the frequency of unifocal and multifocal breast cancers is unaffected by tumor size at detection (Table 7.1).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreast Cancer: A Lobar Disease
PublisherSpringer London
Pages87-152
Number of pages66
ISBN (Print)9783540367802
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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