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Interview #21, Part II
Today we're going to learn some more exciting details about
research in cancer, and I wonder if you can tell me briefly
first what kind of advances have been made in this past year.
Well, two advances have been made that are exciting.
One is that Dr. Veronese of Milan has shown that in
cancers of less than one inch, breast cancers of less than
one inch, a complete mastectomy does not need to be done. And
that really saves a lot of women the loss of a breast.
It isn't so deforming as the other, is it?
It isn't so deforming. They do what they call a
And that is proving just as effective as removing the
Yes. In a seven-year study the difference between
the people who had whole mastectomies and these quadrectomies
is practically the same. In fact, I think there were one or
two fewer deaths in the group that had the quadrectomy.
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