By Gary Whitman MD
Univ. of Texas M.D. Anderson melanoma middle, Houston. themes comprise mammographic-sonographic correlation; breast ultrasound MR imaging correlation; ultrasound-guided breast biopsies; cysts, cystic lesions, and papillary lesions; sonography of ductal carcinoma in situ; and extra. For clinicians.
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Lancet 1987;2(8552):171–5.  Baum M, Brinkley DM, Dossett JA, et al. Improved survival among patients treated with adjuvant tamoxifen after mastectomy for early breast cancer. Lancet 1983;2(8347):450.  Fisher B, Anderson S, Tan-Chiu E, et al. Tamoxifen and chemotherapy for axillary nodenegative, estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer: ﬁndings from National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-23. J Clin Oncol 2001;19(4):931–42. BREAST CANCER CLINICAL TRIALS CONDUCTED BY THE NSABP 303  Fisher B, Costantino J, Redmond C, et al.
A recent study reporting on quality of life aﬃrmed a high level of contentment with quality of life in 76% of patients responding to the survey questionnaire. Less contentment with quality of life in this study was not associated with CPM, but rather was related to physical and mental health in general and concerns regarding physical appearance . One potential advantage of CPM is attainment of improved symmetry when reconstruction is performed bilaterally. In addition once a patient undergoes transabdominal myocutaneous (TRAM) ﬂap for unilateral reconstruction, it cannot be used for contralateral reconstruction at a later date; however, other sources of autologous tissue transfer and implant based reconstructive options can still be used for this purpose.
Report from the Breast Cancer Trials Committee, Scottish Cancer Trials Oﬃce (MRC), Edinburgh. Lancet 1987;2(8552):171–5.  Baum M, Brinkley DM, Dossett JA, et al. Improved survival among patients treated with adjuvant tamoxifen after mastectomy for early breast cancer. Lancet 1983;2(8347):450.  Fisher B, Anderson S, Tan-Chiu E, et al. Tamoxifen and chemotherapy for axillary nodenegative, estrogen receptor-negative breast cancer: ﬁndings from National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project B-23.