Journal article

The Effect of Surgery Type on Survival and Recurrence in Very Young Women With Breast Cancer

May Lynn Quan, Lawrence Frank Paszat, Kimberly A Fernandes, Rinku Sutradhar, David R McCready, Eileen Rakovitch, Ellen Warner, Frances C Wright, Nicole Hodgson, Muriel Brackstone, Nancy N Baxter

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The impact of surgical treatment on outcomes in breast cacner in very young women remains unclear. We sought to determine the effect of surgery type on risk of recurrence and survival in a population-based cohort. METHODS: All women diagnosed with breast cancer aged ≤35 (1994-2003) were identified from the Ontario Cancer Registry. Patient, tumor, and treatment variables, including primary surgery, recurrences, and death were abstracted from chart review. Cox regression models were fit to determine the effect of surgery type on recurrence and overall survival. RESULTS: We identified 1,381 patients with 11-year median follow-up of which 793 (57%) had BCS. Of the remaining mastectom..

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