Factors used to select adjuvant therapy of breast cancer in the United States: an overview of age, race, and socioeconomic status.

@article{Muss2001FactorsUT,
  title={Factors used to select adjuvant therapy of breast cancer in the United States: an overview of age, race, and socioeconomic status.},
  author={Hyman Bernard Muss},
  journal={Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Monographs},
  year={2001},
  volume={30},
  pages={52-5}
}
Age, race, and socioeconomic status all play a role in decisions regarding breast cancer adjuvant therapy. Increasing age remains the major risk factor for breast cancer, while in very young women breast cancer may have a poorer prognosis, even when adjusted for disease stage and other variables. More than half of all new breast cancers in the United States occur in women older than 65 years. Because of the higher frequency of coexisting (comorbid) serious illness in older women, the benefits… CONTINUE READING

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