Fred G. Conrad, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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USAF Central Tumor Registry records of breast carcinoma involving patients seen and treated at USAF medical treatment centers during the past 15 years were used to evaluate the role of prophylactic oophorectomy.
A total of 1,416 patients were evaluated. Eighty-three had disseminated disease or were inoperable when initially seen. Nineteen patients had in situ disease. Seven hundred thirty-four patients had positive axillary lymphadenopathy, and in 580 patients the disease was localized within the breast tissue at the time of primary therapy. Three hundred eighty-six patients underwent prophylactic oophorectomy, that is, surgical extirpation of all ovarian tissue, at a time when
Conrad FG. The Role of Prophylactic Oophorectomy in the Treatment of Carcinoma of the Breast.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:800–801. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-800_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):800-801.
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