Association of breast cysts and breast cancer.

@article{Devitt1988AssociationOB,
  title={Association of breast cysts and breast cancer.},
  author={James Devitt},
  journal={Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de chirurgie},
  year={1988},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={356-8}
}
  • James Devitt
  • Published 1988 in
    Canadian journal of surgery. Journal canadien de…
A review of 915 consecutive patients with breast cancer and 812 with breast cysts showed that an association between the two is uncommon--5% of breast cancers were associated with cysts and 4% of cysts were associated with breast cancer. Four types of association were identified: (a) cystic cancers--easily diagnosed because of the characteristic features of the aspirate, failure of the mass to disappear and early recurrence in a patient whose age and menstrual status were not usually associated… CONTINUE READING