Mastalgia and breast cancer: a protective association?

@article{Khan2002MastalgiaAB,
  title={Mastalgia and breast cancer: a protective association?},
  author={Seema A. Khan and Apkar Vania Apkarian},
  journal={Cancer detection and prevention},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          192-6
        }
}
Breast pain (mastalgia) is a common complaint, with a potentially important relationship to breast cancer risk. [...] Key ResultsThe age-adjusted OR for breast cancer was 0.60 (95% CI 0.50-0.74). Adjustment for additional risk factors (early menarche, late first birth, late menopause, exogenous hormone use, positive family history) yielded an OR of 0.63, 95% CI 0.49-0.79. Thus, women who experienced breast pain in our patient population were less likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer than women who did not… Expand Abstract

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