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Clinical benign disorders of the breast and carcinoma of the breast.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7209771     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Among 2,506 women with breast disorders seen in consecutive consultations, 345 had carcinoma. Clinical benign breast disorders occurred 6.3 times as frequently as carcinoma of the breast. The lifetime risk of clinical benign breast disorder was calculated to be more than 50 per cent. Clinical benign breast disorders occurred chiefly in young women and carcinoma occurred chiefly in older women. Thus, clinical benign breast disorders precede carcinoma because of the age at which the disorders occur. The incidence of a previous benign biopsy in women with carcinoma was 10.4 per cent and was estimated to be at least 8.2 per cent in the general population. Only a small number of women with carcinoma had previous benign biopsy. The likelihood of finding carcinoma in those women with a previous benign biopsy was 9.2 per cent and in those without 14.6 per cent. Thirty-one of the 36 patients with carcinoma of the breast with a previous benign biopsy were more than 50 years old and 18 were more than 60 years old. It is concluded that women with clinical benign breast disorders do not have an increased risk of having carcinoma of the breast develop.
J E Devitt
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0039-6087     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1981 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-05-26     Completed Date:  1981-05-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0101370     Medline TA:  Surg Gynecol Obstet     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Breast / pathology
Breast Diseases / complications*,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Breast Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Middle Aged

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