High-risk mammographic parenchymal patterns, hormone replacement therapy and other risk factors: a case-control study.

@article{Sala2000HighriskMP,
  title={High-risk mammographic parenchymal patterns, hormone replacement therapy and other risk factors: a case-control study.},
  author={E. O. Sala and Ruth M. L. Warren and Jenny McCann and Stephen W. Duffy and Robert L Luben and N. E. Day},
  journal={International journal of epidemiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={
          629-36
        }
}
BACKGROUND Mammographic parenchymal patterns are of particular interest because the denser patterns reduce screening sensitivity as well as increasing breast cancer risk, and because they have been shown to be affected by exogenous oestrogens. METHODS We designed a case-control study comprising 200 cases with high-risk (P2 and DY) pattern and 200 controls with low-risk (N1 and P1) pattern. Mammograms were evaluated according to the Wolfe classification. RESULTS Parity, body mass index (BMI… CONTINUE READING
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