Male breast cancers behave differently in elderly patients.

@article{Tural2013MaleBC,
  title={Male breast cancers behave differently in elderly patients.},
  author={Deniz Tural and Fatih Selçukbiricik and Fatih Aydoğan and Nuran Senel Beşe and Ozlem Yetmen and Şenur Ilvan and Evin B{\"u}y{\"u}k{\"u}nal and S{\"u}heyla Serdengeçti},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={22-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate tumor characteristics, management and survival in elderly male breast cancer patients in comparison with younger men. METHODS We reviewed medical records of 99 male breast cancer patients between 1972 and 2011. The median age of the patients was 64.5 years. Patient characteristics including clinicopathologic factors, treatment modalities, survival and prognostic factors were evaluated. Patients were subdivided into two groups according to their… CONTINUE READING

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In spite of the larger tumors at presentation , older patients had tumors with more favorable biological characteristics , such as higher ratio of estrogen and progesterone receptor expression .
In spite of the larger tumors at presentation , older patients had tumors with more favorable biological characteristics , such as higher ratio of estrogen and progesterone receptor expression .
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