Table 1

Clinical and pathological characteristics

Number of patients

30

Median age (range) (years)

53.9 (39–80)

Pathologic stage at diagnosis [n (%)]

Stage I

3 (10)

Stage II

13 (43.3)

Stage III

6 (20)

Stage IV

2 (6.7)

Tumor size (range) (cm)

2.7 (0.5–7)

Histologic type [n (%)]

Ductal

22 (73)

Lobular

8 (27)

Histologic grade [n (%)]

Grade 1

6 (20)

Grade 2

17 (57)

Grade 3

7 (23)

Lymph node status [n (%)]

Negative

7 (28)

Positive

18 (72)

Estrogen receptor status [n (%)]

Negative

7 (27)

Positive

19 (73)

Progesterone receptor status [n (%)]

Negative

9 (36)

Positive

16 (64)

Median time to develop distant metastases (months)

Ductal

33

Lobular

74


Kowalski et al. Breast Cancer Res 2003 5:R217-R222   doi:10.1186/bcr651

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