A prospective prognostic study of the hormonal milieu at the time of surgery in premenopausal breast carcinoma.

BACKGROUND Despite numerous studies, the influence of timing at surgery in relation to the menstrual cycle on the prognosis of breast carcinoma is still controversial. Most studies are retrospective, and the reliability of the menstrual history data is limited by the lack of hormonal assessment at the time of surgery. The authors prospectively studied the… CONTINUE READING