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Minerva Chirurgica 2005 December;60(6):469-76

language: Italian

The senologist surgeon

Macellari G., Foletti G., Gasparini G.


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Senology is going to be an independent branch, but resistances to the acknowledgement of the senologist as a devoted professional are still under way. Nevertheless, in the last 20 years an irreversible educational training was traced out. The senologist is not only the surgeon who operates on the breast: he is also a clinician, a researcher and a philosopher. Restricting the senologist's role to that of a knife-user is by far reductive, as this does not put in its true light his huge knowledge: senology is first of all a cultural item. Europe is going to set up independent Breast Units because this is the only way to offer excellent services, whose final result will be the reduction of mortality and the improvement of quality of life.

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