Diagnosis, treatment characteristics, and survival of women with breast cancer aged 65 and above: a hospital-based retrospective study


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KARTAL M., Tezcan S., Canda T.

BMC WOMENS HEALTH, vol.13, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1472-6874-13-34
  • Journal Name: BMC WOMENS HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Aged, Women, Breast neoplasms, Survival, OLDER, RATES, STAGE, RISK
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: Breast cancer incidence in women increases with age, while survival rates decrease. Studies interpret this result as meaning higher comorbidity, diagnosis at later stages of the disease, and less effective treatment in the elderly. The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnosis and treatment characteristics of breast cancer and their effect on the survival of women aged 65 and above.