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The Research Progress of Occult Breast Cancer  

Z.F. Guo1 , Z.W. Zhai1 , W.Q. Li1 , S.R. You1 , J.Y. Zhang1 , B.Z. Zhao1 , Dongwei Zhang1,2
1 The Second Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, 150081, China
2 Heilongjiang Academy of Medical Sciences, Harbin, 150081, China
Author    Correspondence author
Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, 2017, Vol. 5, No. 3   doi: 10.5376/cge.2017.05.0003
Received: 29 Nov., 2017    Accepted: 05 Dec., 2017    Published: 08 Dec., 2017
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Guo Z.F., Zhai Z.W., Li W.Q., You S.R., Zhang J.Y., Zhao B.Z., and Zhang D.W., 2017, The research progress of occult breast cancer, Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, 5(3): 11-16 (doi: 10.5376/cge.2017.05.0003)

Abstract

Occult breast cancer (OBC) is a rare special type of breast cancer. Clinically, the lumps of axillary lymph node is the first symptom, but hard to palpate of breast lumps. All the time, occult breast cancer cases are less. Clinical diagnosis is very difficult. Pathological examination of axillary lymph node puncture combined with immunohistochemistry and imaging examination can improve preoperative diagnosis of the disease.

Keywords
Occult breast cancer; Axillary lymph node metastasis; Puncture biopsy; Treatment
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