Bilateral carcinoma of the breast

M D Graham, A Yelland, J Peacock, N Beck, H Ford, J C Gazet

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In a retrospective review of 2820 patients with breast carcinoma seen at the Combined Breast Clinic of St George's Hospital over a 23-year period 101 cases were bilateral of which 52 (1.8%) presented synchronously and 49 (1.7%) metachronously. Twenty deaths occurred in the synchronous group after a mean follow-up of 56.2 months and 15 deaths in the metachronous group after a mean follow-up of 48.5 months following diagnosis of the second tumour. If timed from initial presentation patients with metachronous tumours fared better than those with unilateral disease (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-64
Number of pages6
JournalEuropean journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1993


  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Survival Analysis


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