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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2006, Vol. 4 ›› Issue (5): 447-450.doi: 10.3736/jcim20060502

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

• Editorial • Previous Articles     Next Articles

Standardization of syndrome differentiation based on stages for breast cancer: a significant and updating topic on mastology of traditional Chinese medicine

Yi Lin,Qian-jun Chen,Peng-xi Liu   

  1. Department of Breast Diseases, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 510120, China
  • Online:2006-09-30 Published:2006-11-15

The incidence of breast cancer increased rapidly in recent years. Breast cancer has become the most frequent malignant tumor of female especially in the developed regions. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is effective in treating breast cancer, but its theories appear hysteretic, restricting the progress in clinical practice, teaching and research of TCM in the treatment of breast cancer. This article described the significance and urgency to work out the standardization of syndrome differentiation based on stages for breast cancer and put it into practice. It also analyzed the foundations, ideas and approaches of the research of standardization of syndrome differentiation based on stages for breast cancer in light of the changes of spectrum of diseases, the weaknesses of modern medicine in treating breast cancer, and the existed problems in the update clinical practice.

Key words: Breast cancer, Syndrome differentiation, Standardization, Traditional Chinese medicine

CLC Number: 

  • R737.9
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