The natural history of breast carcinoma in the elderly: implications for screening and treatment.

@article{Singh2004TheNH,
  title={The natural history of breast carcinoma in the elderly: implications for screening and treatment.},
  author={Rachana Singh and Samuel Hellman and Ruth Heimann},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 9},
  pages={1807-13}
}
BACKGROUND The authors evaluated the two indicators of metastatic proclivity (namely, virulence [V; the rate of appearance of distant metastases] and metastagenicity [M; the ultimate likelihood of developing distant metastases]) of breast carcinoma in elderly women. The authors then compared these characteristics with the corresponding characteristics in a cohort of younger women to determine whether breast carcinoma was more indolent in women age > 70 years, as is commonly believed in the… CONTINUE READING

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