An update on prognosis in breast cancer patients with extensive axillary disease.

@article{Hoehne2008AnUO,
  title={An update on prognosis in breast cancer patients with extensive axillary disease.},
  author={Francesca M. Hoehne and Steven Chen and Helen C Mabry and Armando E. Giuliano},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={76-80}
}
Lymph node (LN) status is the most important factor in predicting survival in breast cancer. Historically, patients with 10 or more positive LN have been thought to have a particularly poor prognosis, which has in the past been used to alter therapeutic recommendations. Studies conducted both prior to and after the use of anthracycline-based chemotherapy demonstrate poor survival. We hypothesized that the current survival rate is considerably higher. All patients with breast cancer treated at… CONTINUE READING