Clinical characteristics of Korean breast cancer patients in 1998

Citation
Hb. Park et al., Clinical characteristics of Korean breast cancer patients in 1998, J KOR MED S, 15(5), 2000, pp. 569-579
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
General & Internal Medicine
Journal title
JOURNAL OF KOREAN MEDICAL SCIENCE
ISSN journal
1011-8934 → ACNP
Volume
15
Issue
5
Year of publication
2000
Pages
569 - 579
Database
ISI
SICI code
1011-8934(200010)15:5<569:CCOKBC>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
The Korean Breast Cancer Society collected and formulated data for breast c ancer in Korean through the nation-wide survey in 1998. The purposes of the present study were to determine the characteristics of breast cancer patie nts and compare these data with those from other countries. The data were c ollected from 36 university hospitals and 41 training hospitals. The total number of patients was 4,695. The estimated incidence of breast cancer in 1 998 was 20.3 patients per 100,000 women. The median age was 47.0 years. The operation method was mastectomy (74.3%), breast conserving surgery (23.8%) and others (1.9%). The most prevalent stage was II (53.3%) followed by I ( 24.9%), III (13.7%), 0 (6.4%) and IV (1.7%). Other clinical and pathologica l findings were also evaluated. Several characteristics of breast cancer am ong Koreans tend to follow the patterns of western countries, and we need t o understand the characteristics of Korean breast cancer through continuous investigations as the present study attempts.