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Books on cancer management, written by surgeons, usually give disproportionate space and emphasis to surgery as compared to radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It is true that most cancer patients are cured with surgery. On the other hand, most patients with visceral cancer either have unresectable cancer at diagnosis, or after resection with a curative intent the cancer recurs or shows metastases. For such patients radiotherapy, chemotherapy, endocrinotherapy, and more recently biologic modifiers are management options.
Overall, the third edition of this book presents the surgical management of cancer with only a few changes for a more balanced view on the other therapeutic
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Management of the Patient with Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. 1986;105:326–327. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-2-326_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(2):326-327.
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