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Influence of age on outcome in breast carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6316750     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of age on outcome was analysed in an unselected series of 1730 breast carcinoma patients reported from Stockholm county to the Swedish Cancer Registry during 1961-1963. The follow-up time was 18 to 21 years. Patients aged less than 50 years at diagnosis fared better than those who were older (p less than 0.05) but the difference was only significant during the period 0-9 years (p less than 0.001). No significant differences in survival were observed between separate age groups when patients in a random sample consisting of 389 cases were divided by histopathologic axillary node status. The main cause of the demonstrated age effect thus seems to have been a more favourable tumour stage distribution among the young patients. It is concluded, however, that a comprehensive analysis of the effect of age on the outcome of breast carcinoma would require a more detailed stage grouping than, in practice, is available in an unselected series of patients from a whole country or region.
L E Rutqvist; A Wallgren
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta radiologica. Oncology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0349-652X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Radiol Oncol     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-07     Completed Date:  1984-01-07     Revised Date:  2006-12-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8209606     Medline TA:  Acta Radiol Oncol     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  289-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Actuarial Analysis
Age Factors
Breast Neoplasms / mortality*
Follow-Up Studies
Lymph Nodes / pathology
Middle Aged
Time Factors

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