Age-dependent growth rate of primary breast cancer.

  title={Age-dependent growth rate of primary breast cancer.},
  author={Petronella G. M. Peer and Jos A. A. M. van Dijck and Jan H. C. L. Hendriks and Roland Holland and Andr{\'e} L. M. Verbeek},
  volume={71 11},
BACKGROUND Currently, there have been no reports of clear-cut beneficial effects of regular screening with mammography at a mean screening interval of 2 years in women younger than 50 years of age. It may be that, because of a higher growth rate of breast cancer, more frequent screening is necessary if any effect is to be observed in this age group. However, good quantitative estimates for the growth rate in different age groups are lacking. METHODS The study group consisted of cancers… CONTINUE READING

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