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Mastectomy is not always so bad

BMJ 2003; 326 doi: (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:166
  1. Kate F Gould (, consultant microbiologist
  1. Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE25 8AR

    EDITOR—I was alarmed by the choice of photograph used to illustrate Gottlieb's news item on mastectomy versus lumpectomy for breast cancer.1 It portrays an elderly woman with extensive scarring of the chest and what seems to be a recent midline abdominal scar. I think most …

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