Young, Old Face Same Breast Cancer Recurrence Risk

September 25, 2008

A new study shows that young and old women face the same risk in regards to recurrence of early-stage breast cancer..... .Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study shows that young and old women face the same risk in regards to recurrence of early-stage breast cancer.

The study was led by Dr. Aruna Turaka of the Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia , and focused on ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

DCIS is the most common form of early-stage breast cancer.

They analyzed a total of 440 patients who were diagnosed with the early-stage breast cancer.

24 of the patients in the study were 40-years old or younger, while all others were older.

They had follow-ups at 10 years and 15-years after treatment.

After 15 years went by, women 40 and younger had a recurrence rate of 10%, very simialr to the 7% for the women 41-54, and 11% for women aged 55-69.

The biggest decline was for women who were at age 70 and older.

The study was presented at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology in Boston.


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