Breast biopsy is a common procedure for which few age-specific, population-based data are available.
We identified all women who underwent breast biopsy in Rhode Island in 1989 by reviewing the specimen logs at each of 13 pathology laboratories.
Among 425 000 women aged 15-97 years, 2685 underwent breast biopsy, for an overall rate of 6/1000.
The rate increased with age, peaking among 45-to 54-year-olds and then declining in women over 75.
Among those biopsied, 726 were diagnosed with breast cancer, for an overall biopsy positivity increased steadily with age.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tumeur maligne, Glande mammaire, Dépistage, Prévention, Biopsie, Homme, Femelle, Programme sanitaire, Rhode Island, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Glande mammaire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Malignant tumor, Mammary gland, Medical screening, Prevention, Biopsy, Human, Female, Sanitary program, Rhode Island, United States, North America, America, Mammary gland diseases
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 09/06/1995.