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We studied a cohort of women with invasive breast cancer who were treated between and at one of seventeen clinical centres affiliated with the Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland.
All patients were 50 years of age or younger at diagnosis. Clinical characteristics were retrieved from the medical records: The tumour size was recorded in millimetres and was taken as the greatest dimension of the tumour determined by pathology examination. For the purposes of the present study, tumour size was stratified as follows:. Follow-up of patients has been maintained by periodic review of medical charts and by telephone contact with individual patients. For deceased patients, the date and cause of death were recorded.
Descriptive statistics were used to calculate frequencies of variables for patients in the three tumour-size categories. The means were compared using the Student t -test, and frequency distributions across the three tumour-size categories were compared using the chi-square test. A survival analysis was conducted for the patients. Survival was defined as time from the diagnosis of breast cancer until death from breast cancer, death from a non-breast-cancer cause, death from an unknown cause, or date of last contact.
The Kaplan—Meier method was used to estimate overall survival. The log-rank test used to test the significance of the differences in survival between groups. A Cox multivariate analysis was used to evaluate the effect of tumour-size category on breast cancer mortality after adjusting for age years , er status positive or negative , and nodal status positive or negative. We also compared the annual mortality rates for women with cancers in the three groups over the first 10 years after diagnosis and determined the times at which the mortality rate peaked.
Figure 1 presents the distribution of sizes for the primary tumours in the study cohort. The distribution is not smooth; it represents rounding by the pathologists. The patients were then stratified by tumour size: Table i presents the baseline clinical characteristics of the patients in the three groups. Mean age at diagnosis was similar across the three tumour categories.
Compared with smaller tumours, larger tumours were associated with a greater probability of lymph node involvement; they were also more likely to be er -negative and to have been treated with mastectomy. Mean follow-up was 7. Over the year follow-up period studied, deaths from breast cancer were recorded among the patients The 5-year overall survival was However, at 10 years, the survival of women with breast cancers of 2.
The difference in survival patterns is apparent when the year follow-up period is inspected closely Figure 2. In the first 3 years after diagnosis, the survival curve for 2. In the period from 3 to 10 years, the 2.
We confirmed those differences in a statistical model, using a Cox proportional hazards analysis of survival and dividing the follow-up period into two. Table ii presents the results of the univariable and multivariable analyses. In the adjusted analysis, the hazard ratio for 2. In contrast, the effect of nodal status on prognosis was similar for the two time periods. The survival advantage for er -positive patients was apparent in the two time periods, but attenuated with time Table ii.
Hazard ratios for mortality associated with tumour size and other prognostic factors, by time since diagnosis. Among the patients, had node-negative cancer, and had node-positive cancer.
The shift from poor prognosis to good prognosis at year 3 or thereabouts was particularly evident in the node-positive cancers Figure 5. Figure 6 presents the experience of the patients with triple-negative cancers. In this subgroup, the survival experience for women with cancers of all sizes was similar for the first 2 years; thereafter, the intermediate-size 2. Table iii and Figure 7 present the annual death rate for all patients in the three tumour-size categories.
In this study, we closely examined the relationship between tumour size and survival in young women with small breast cancers.
Our database was large patients , and we were able to consider women with tumours of exactly 2. Currently, such cancers if node-negative are classified as stage i breast cancers. Not surprisingly, the clinical outcome in women with such tumours was intermediate between those in the stage i and stage ii groups as a whole, but the difference was qualitative as well as quantitative.
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