Contralateral breast carcinoma: an assessment of risk and prognosis in stage I (T1N0M0) and stage II (T1N1M0) patients with 20-year follow-up.

@article{Rosen1989ContralateralBC,
  title={Contralateral breast carcinoma: an assessment of risk and prognosis in stage I (T1N0M0) and stage II (T1N1M0) patients with 20-year follow-up.},
  author={P. Rosen and Susan Groshen and David W. Kinne and Samuel Hellman},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={1989},
  volume={106 5},
  pages={
          904-10
        }
}
Among 644 patients with a small (T1) primary breast carcinoma who were followed up for a median of 18.2 years, subsequent contralateral breast carcinomas were detected in 57 of 610 women (9%) who had a contralateral breast at risk. The average annual hazard rate for contralateral carcinomas was 8/1000 patients at risk per year without significant fluctuations throughout the 20 years of follow-up. Recurrences were caused by 9 of 57 (16%) subsequent contralateral carcinomas, and 4 of the 57… CONTINUE READING

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