The Effect of Total Size of Lesions in Multifocal/Multicentric Breast Cancer on Survival

KARAKAS Y., DİZDAR Ö., AKSOY S., Hayran M., Altundag K.

CLINICAL BREAST CANCER, vol.18, no.4, pp.320-327, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clbc.2017.11.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.320-327
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Multifocal/multicentric (MF/MC) breast cancer was identified about 10% of all breast cancer. Approximately 4000 breast cancer patients were evaluated and it was found that the MF/MC breast cancer was better T stage classified and more predictive according to T-sum which is the sum of the longest diameters of the lesions. This is more prominent in MF/MC patients with low disease burden.