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Salud Publica Mex. 2008 Mar-Apr;50(2):119-25.

[Prognostic factors related to breast cancer survival].

[Article in Spanish]

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Centro de Investigación en Salud Pública, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Cuernavaca, Morelos, México.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To evaluate prognostic factors for breast cancer in Mexican women.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Four hundred and thirty two women with breast cancer, admitted from 1990 to 1999 to the General Hospital of Mexico, were included to evaluate their survival using the Kaplan-Meier technique and Cox proportional hazard method.

RESULTS:

Overall 5-year survival was 58.9%. The shortest survival rate corresponds to the clinical stage (IIIB, 47.5%; IIIA, 44.2%; and IV, 15%), the haematological metastasis (21.4%) and surgical edges with positive tumor (12.5%). Lymph node-positive (RR, 1.9; IC95%, 1.3-2.8), clinical stage IV (RR, 14.8; IC95%, 5.5-39.7) and surgical edges with positive tumor (RR, 2.4; IC95%, 1.2-4.8) were the central prognostic factors.

CONCLUSIONS:

These results give consistency to diagnostic and therapeutic criteria for women with breast cancer who receive medical attention in Mexico, taking into consideration the characteristics of the tumor -such as extension, clinical stage and status of the lymph nodes- before making a decision as to the initial therapy.

PMID:
18372992
DOI:
10.1590/s0036-36342008000200005
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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