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A Rare Breast Cancer Remembered

By Patricia Yarberry Allen, M.D.
Patricia Yarberry Allen

I was a 27-year-old surgical intern at New York Hospital in 1976 when I took care of my first patient who died from breast cancer. Mrs. M. was a 40-year-old woman with two young children and a loving husband. About eight weeks before I began treating her, she had noticed that her left breast had become swollen, red, and somewhat tender. Her skin felt firm and the texture was like the skin of an orange.

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