October 2017, Volume 110 - Issue 10

Treatment of the Pregnant Patient with Breast Cancer

Michael R. Shafique, MD, Marie Catherine Lee, MD, Hyo Sook Han, MD

Abstract: Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is defined as invasive breast cancer diagnosed during gestation, within 1 year postpartum, or during lactation. Of particular interest is the treatment of invasive breast cancer during gestation; standard treatment protocols must take into...

(pp 627-631)

Introduction to the Southern Medical Journal’s Special Issue on Breast Cancer

Michael A. Thomas, MD

Abstract: Breast cancer remains the second most common cancer in women, after lung cancer. By the end of 2017, the American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States, 63,410 women will be diagnosed as having a noninvasive carcinoma in situ breast cancer, 252,710 women...

(pp 605-606)

Breast Cancer Survivorship: Patient Characteristics and Plans for High-Quality Care

Loretta S. Loftus, MD, Gerald H. Sokol, MD, MS, Christine Laronga, MD

Abstract: The number of breast cancer survivors has increased and this increase is expected to continue, likely as a result of population and age growth, the implementation of earlier detection strategies, and the development of more effective therapies. Breast cancer treatment...

(pp 673-677)