Journal article

Breast Carcinoma in Young Women

Patricia S Simmons, Yasmin L Jayasinghe, Lester E Wold, L Joseph Melton

OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2011

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To estimate the incidence of breast carcinoma and survival in patients younger than 25 years old, and to describe presenting clinical signs and symptoms of breast cancer in this age group. METHODS: A population-based descriptive study and case review in Olmsted County, Minnesota, was conducted using the resources of the Rochester Epidemiology Project. Participants were Olmsted County girls and women younger than 25 years old with histopathologically confirmed breast carcinoma diagnosed between 1935 and 2005. Nonresidents who presented to a medical facility within Olmsted County during this time period were included in some portions of the analysis. Main outcome measures were age-a..

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Awarded by National Institutes of Health , U.S. Public Health Service


Awarded by NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported in part by Research Grant AR 36582 from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Public Health Service, and the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Mayo Clinic Rochester.