Breast cancer--influence of growth rate on prognosis and treatment evaluation: a study based on mastectomy scar recurrences.

@article{Pearlman1976BreastCO,
  title={Breast cancer--influence of growth rate on prognosis and treatment evaluation: a study based on mastectomy scar recurrences.},
  author={A W Pearlman},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1976},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={1826-33}
}
The growth rate of a mammary cancer can be calculated when a recurrence appears in the mastectomy scar. Growth rate can, at times, be approximated from the patient's history with reasonable accuracy. Approximately half of breast cancers exhibit rapid growth (tumor doubling time (Td), up to 25 days); one-third grow at an intermediate rate (Td 26 to 75 days) and 15% grow slowly (Td 76 days or longer). Anatomic (TNM) staging does not define a homogeneous patient group in breast cancer. Within each… CONTINUE READING

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