Prognostic impact of the early detection of metachronous contralateral breast cancer.

@article{Ciatto2004PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic impact of the early detection of metachronous contralateral breast cancer.},
  author={Stefano Ciatto and Guido Miccinesi and Marco Antonio Zappa},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={40 10},
  pages={
          1496-501
        }
}
The study aimed to assess whether the early detection of asymptomatic metachronous contralateral breast cancer (MCBC) improves the prognosis of the patient compared with a diagnosis at symptomatic onset. We reviewed 339 MCBC cases that were consecutively diagnosed from 1970 to 2001, for which reliable information on subjective symptoms was available. The association of early (asymptomatic vs. symptomatic) detection with mortality from breast cancer was studied by univariate and multivariate… CONTINUE READING
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