Mammographic density and survival in interval breast cancers

  title={Mammographic density and survival in interval breast cancers},
  author={Louise Eriksson and Kamila Czene and Lena U Rosenberg and S. A. T{\"o}rnberg and Keith N Humphreys and Per F L Hall},
  booktitle={Breast Cancer Research},
Mammographic density (MD) is the strongest risk factor for breast cancer. It is also strongly associated with interval cancers (ICs) due to decreased screening sensitivity and possibly by also giving rise to more aggressive tumors. With this information as background, we compared survival in interval and screen-detected cancers, taking MD into consideration. The patients were postmenopausal women ages 50 to 74 years who were diagnosed with breast cancer in Sweden between 1993 and 1995. A total… CONTINUE READING
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