The medical records of all women (297 cases) with breast cancer = 70 years of age, presenting at our Institute from January 1980 to December 1989, were reviewed.
Data from 226 elderly women was compared to that from 100 stage-matched patients ¾ 50 years of age, presenting during the same 10-year study interval.
Conservative surgery was significantly more frequent in young patients (71.1%) compared to elderly women (26.1%) and radical mastectomy according to Halsted was undertaken in 34.3% of the elderly group compared to 8.9% of young patients (p<0.001).
Since'incidental'diagnosis was significantly more frequent in the elderly group (59.9% versus 6.0%) (p<0.001), primary care physicians may play an important role in the early diagnosis of breast cancer in the majority of elderly women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Diagnostic, Traitement, Etude comparative, Age, Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Vieillard, Homme, Chirurgie, Epidémiologie, Rétrospective, Italie, Europe, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diagnosis, Treatment, Comparative study, Age, Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Elderly, Human, Surgery, Epidemiology, Retrospective, Italy, Europe, Mammary gland diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0226731
Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 11/06/1997.