Very young women (

M. Colleoni, N. Rotmensz, C. Robertson, L. Orlando, G. Viale, G. Renne, A. Luini, P. Veronesi, M. Intra, R. Orecchia, G. Catalano, V. Galimberti, F. Nolé, G. Martinelli, A. Goldhirsch

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Background: Breast cancer rarely occurs in young women. Our knowledge about disease presentation, prognosis and treatment effects are largely dependent upon older series. Materials and methods: We evaluated biological features and stage at presentation for 1427 consecutive premenopausal patients aged ≤50 years with first diagnosis of invasive breast cancer referred to surgery at the European Institute of Oncology from April 1997 to August 2000. A total of 185 patients (13%) were aged

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-279
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002


  • Breast cancer
  • Prognostic features
  • Very young women

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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