Breast cancer in elderly women (≥ 80 years): variation in standard of care?

  title={Breast cancer in elderly women (≥ 80 years): variation in standard of care?},
  author={Amy E. Cyr and William E. Gillanders and Rebecca L. Aft and Timothy J. Eberlein and Julie Margenthaler},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  volume={103 3},
OBJECTIVE The study aim was to investigate the methods of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment for women at advanced ages. METHODS We identified 134 patients ≥ 80 years old treated for breast cancer. Data included patient and tumor characteristics, treatment, and outcomes. RESULTS Of 134 women ≥ 80 years old, 146 breast cancers were diagnosed. Sixty-five (45%) were detected by mammography. Surgical therapy included partial mastectomy in 50% and mastectomy in 50%. Although 12 (9%) women had… CONTINUE READING


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