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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 15, No. 1, 2008, pp. 37-41
Bioline Code: mj08006
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2008, pp. 37-41

 en Body Composition and Hand Grip Strength in Male Brick-Field Workers
Bandyopadhyay, Amit


Tumor size is an important independent indicator in patients with carcinoma of the breast. Repeated size measurements during primary systemic therapy produce detailed information about response that could be used to select the most effective treatment regimen and to estimate the patient's prognosis. Measurement of tumor burden with ultrasonography and computed tomography is being used with increasing frequency to assess the effectiveness of cytotoxic anticancer drugs. Standardization of assessment and results reporting are important steps that aim at increasing the amount of usable therapeutic information at the physician's disposal. The purpose of our study is to calculate the tumor volume by mammography after demagnification and compare the tumor volume measured from this method with ultrasonography volumes.

Mammography, tumor volume, magnification, locally advanced breast cancer, prognosis

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