Prediction of recurrence after mastectomy for operable breast cancer

S. J. Nixon, R. J. C. Steele, A. R. Hawkins, J. McGregor, A. P. M. Forrest

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    A patient's risk of early recurrence after mastectomy for breast cancer has been estimated by using a combination of four prognostic factors. A computer program, designed to calculate the exact probability of recurrence within 2 years of mastectomy, was accurate when tested on 240 patients. A simple scoring system could identify patients at lower and greater risk than any single factor alone.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)7-9
    Number of pages3
    JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 1985


    • Breast Neoplasms
    • Computers
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Mastectomy
    • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
    • Prognosis
    • Risk


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