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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2011;54(2):67-78.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5468/KJOG.2011.54.2.67    Published online February 1, 2011.
The proper approaches for breast disease.
Jihoon Yu, Intaek Hwang
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eulji University College of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea. ithwang@eulji.ac.kr
The gynecologists are the primary care physician to women and the breast is an organ of reproduction and reproductive hormones are the most important factors for breast cancer. Therefore it seems logical to accept the position that diseases of the breast are the responsibility of the gynecologists. The breast examination is a part of the through gynecologic examination and the knowledge of the contemporary treatment of breast diseases is an essential components of the current practice of gynecology. In addition to history and physical examination, the gynecologist should be prepared to understand certain diagnostic studies. It seems a logical step that breast cancer patients will be treated by a multidisciplinary team, in which the gynecologist will also take part.
Key Words: Gynecologists, Reproductive factors, Breast diseases
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