A family history of breast cancer potentially identifies women at high risk for whom mammography may be especially valuable.
The authors examined the association of fatal breast cancer and family history in a large, prospective study of US adults.
After 6 years of follow-up, 880 cases of fatal breast cancer were observed in a cohort of 604,412 women who were cancer free at interview in 1982.
Cox proportional hazards modeling found that a family history of breast cancer in a mother or sister was significantly related to fatal breast cancer risk (rate ratio=1.59, 95% confidence interval (Cl) 1.29-1.95).
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Femelle, Histoire familiale, Age, Etude cohorte, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Mortality, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Female, Family story, Age, Cohort study, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases
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