Increased risk for second primary malignancies in women with breast cancer diagnosed at young age: a population-based study in Taiwan.

@article{Lee2008IncreasedRF,
  title={Increased risk for second primary malignancies in women with breast cancer diagnosed at young age: a population-based study in Taiwan.},
  author={K Lee and Shin-Cheh Chen and Chunghuang Hubert Chan and C Lu and Chih-Cheng Chen and Jen-Tsun Lin and Miao-Fen Chen and Shih-hao Huang and Chun-Ming Yeh and Min-Chi Chen},
  journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 10},
  pages={2647-55}
}
Studies conducted in Western countries have reported excess risks for second primary malignancies after breast cancer. However, there is little documentation of ethnic differences in these excess risks. Asian women are characterized by younger age at diagnosis of breast cancer, but very few reports are available on the incidences and risks for second primary cancers in this region. Using population-based data from the Taiwan National Cancer Registry (TNCR) for the period 1979 to 2003, we… CONTINUE READING
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