Toward Cancer Control

WHEN Mrs. Mary Brown, a plump, cheerful housewife from Dallas, had her first bout with breast cancer seven years ago, her doctors knew exactly what to do. Following the accepted procedure, they performed a radical mastectomy, removing the affected breast, the underlying muscle tissue and the nearby lymph nodes. Then they subjected her to intensive radiotherapy, hoping that the X-ray bombardment would kill any residual cancer cells. But when cancer recurred at the operation site two years ago, and raised reddish, golf-ball-sized lumps on the flat area where her left breast had been, the doctors were stymied. Surgery was out of...

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