Breast cancer in women 70 years of age or older.

  title={Breast cancer in women 70 years of age or older.},
  author={Riccardo Masetti and Andrea Antinori and Daniela Terribile and Alessandro Marra and Pierluigi Granone and Paolo Magistrelli and Aurelio Picciocchi},
  journal={Journal of the American Geriatrics Society},
  volume={44 4},
OBJECTIVES To investigate the impact of age as a prognostic factor in older patients with breast cancer and to discuss the role of surgery in this category of patients. DESIGN A retrospective study. SETTING A tertiary care university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS One hundred ninety patients aged 70 years or older (mean age: 75 years) were treated for breast cancer from 1967 through 1991. These patients were compared with 190 younger patients (mean age: 52 years) and matched on the basis… CONTINUE READING