Carcinoma of the breast in women 30 years of age or younger

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Between 1960 and 1975, 20 women aged 30 years or younger and with carcinoma of the breast were treated at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center. Eight are alive four to 12 years after the primary operative treatment, and 12 have died. The most important factor affecting the ultimate prognosis was the presence of metastasis in axillary nodes, which was found in 70 per cent of the women at surgery. On the other hand, slowly progressing circumscribed tumors of the medullary and intraductal types were more frequently found, occurring in six of the patients. This fact seems to improve the prognosis. Hence, the overall survival rate of women who are 30 years old or younger with carcinoma of the breast is comparable to that of women in other age groups with the same disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)548-550
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes


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