Advances in breast cancer detection and management

Med Clin North Am. 2003 Sep;87(5):997-1028. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(03)00101-9.


Breast cancer detection and management have undergone dramatic changes over the past three decades. Women are increasingly diagnosed with early stage disease, and leaving them with breast conserving options versus mastectomy. Furthermore, advances in the chemoprevention arena offer the promise of reduced overall breast cancer burden in the future.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Anticarcinogenic Agents / therapeutic use
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / genetics
  • Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Breast Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Chemoprevention
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Humans
  • Mass Screening
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Risk Factors
  • United States
  • Women's Health*


  • Anticarcinogenic Agents