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


KARTAL M., Tezcan S., CANDA T.

BMC WOMENS HEALTH, cilt.13, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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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.