Does family history influence survival in breast cancer cases?

  title={Does family history influence survival in breast cancer cases?},
  author={Antonio Giampietro Russo and Andrea Herd-Smith and Donella Gestri and Simonetta Bianchi and Vanna Vezzosi and Marco Rosselli del Turco and Gaetano Cardona},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  volume={99 3},
A few studies have suggested a relatively better prognosis for breast cancer (BC) cases reporting a positive family history (FH). We aimed at comparing the survival of patients according to FH in a large hospital-based series of 1,278 BC cases. Information on FH for BC was obtained at diagnosis by interview. All cases reporting a first- or second-degree FH for breast carcinoma were compared with cases without FH. Overall survival was estimated using a product-limit method. Hazard ratios (HRs… CONTINUE READING

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