Age, comorbidity, and breast cancer severity: impact on receipt of definitive local therapy and rate of recurrence among older women with early-stage breast cancer.

@article{Field2011AgeCA,
  title={Age, comorbidity, and breast cancer severity: impact on receipt of definitive local therapy and rate of recurrence among older women with early-stage breast cancer.},
  author={Terry S. Field and Jaclyn Bosco and Marianne N. Prout and Heather T Gold and Sarah L. Cutrona and Pamala A. Pawloski and Marianne E. Ulcickas Yood and Virginia P. Quinn and Soe Soe Thwin and Rebecca A. Silliman},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2011},
  volume={213 6},
  pages={757-65}
}
BACKGROUND The definitive local therapy options for early-stage breast cancer are mastectomy and breast-conserving surgery followed by radiation therapy. Older women and those with comorbidities frequently receive breast-conserving surgery alone. The interaction of age and comorbidity with breast cancer severity and their impact on receipt of definitive therapy have not been well-studied. STUDY DESIGN In a cohort of 1,837 women aged 65 years and older receiving treatment for early-stage… CONTINUE READING

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