HENRY M. LEMON, M.D.
To the editor: Drs. Legha, Davis, and Muggia in an otherwise excellent assessment of some of the current advances in hormonal therapy of breast cancer (Ann Intern Med 88:69-77, 1978) unfortunately have perpetuated misconceptions about "medical" adrenalectomy that we should like to call to the attention of your readers. It may be true, as they state on p. 73, that corticosteroid therapy produces a somewhat lower objective remission rate of breast cancer metastases than ablative surgery, but the latter procedures are seldom used with major visceral metastases in brain, liver, or lung, which have a lower objective response rate. Two
LEMON HM. Hormonal Therapy of Breast Cancer. Ann Intern Med. ;89:422–423. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-3-422_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(3):422-423.
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