Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Surgery in Thailand: A View from the Thai Journal of Surgery

Authors

  • Panuwat Lertsithichai Breast and Endocrine Surgery Unit, Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

Keywords:

Breast cancer, Breast cancer surgery, The Thai Journal of Surgery

Abstract

In the present article we review the recent history of breast surgery in Thailand, as exemplified by the articles published in the Thai Journal of Surgery within the past 40 years. We will focus exclusively on breast cancer, as most of the articles as well as abstracts published in the Journal were concerned with this topic. We will, more or less, be looking at these articles and papers chronologically rather than thematically, to show how ideas and practices change with time relative to one another. Contributions from outside of Thailand are included to help set the world stage at any particular period. Short summaries of certain key developments in the same period from the author’s perspective are provided as an introduction to some articles. The overall presentation is unabashedly that of “whiggish” historiography, viewing everything from the high point of current knowledge. This approach is perhaps easier for clinicians to understand and tells a valid story of how we arrive at the present state of affairs, regardless of what the future may bring. We divide the review into sections named after the decade of publication and some dominant themes within that decade. At the end, we briefly list contributions on breast cancer in published abstracts of presentations given at the Annual Congress of the Royal College of Surgeons of Thailand within the past 40 years.

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2021-12-30

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Lertsithichai P. Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Surgery in Thailand: A View from the Thai Journal of Surgery. Thai J Surg [Internet]. 2021 Dec. 30 [cited 2022 Dec. 10];42(4):134-52. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiJSurg/article/view/254868

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