Season of initial discovery of tumour as an independent variable predicting survival in breast cancer.

@article{Mason1990SeasonOI,
  title={Season of initial discovery of tumour as an independent variable predicting survival in breast cancer.},
  author={Barbara H. Mason and Ian M. Holdaway and Alistair W Stewart and Lorraine M. Neave and Ronald G. Kay},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={1990},
  volume={61},
  pages={137 - 141}
}
The month of initial detection of tumour was recorded in 2,245 patients with breast cancer and correlated with survival over a follow-up period of 1.5-10 years. Women who initially detected their breast cancer in spring/summer had a significantly longer survival than those detecting their tumour at other times of the year. Overall, this relationship was independent of nodal status, tumour size and hormone receptor status. However, when patients were divided into groups the survival advantage… CONTINUE READING

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