Historical and epidemiologic background of human premalignant breast disease.

Page DL, Jensen RA, Simpson JF, Dupont WD
J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2000 5 (4): 341-9

PMID: 14973380

Premalignant breast disease in humans is a concept that admits to a broad range of elements and possible determinants predicting the likelihood of developing breast cancer. Most of these elements are relative, such as the risk of breast cancer for women that is 130 times that of men and peaks at a younger age by about 10 years. Breast cancer is clearly a stochastic, multifactorial process that evolves over many years in which we must make predictions by likelihood. This review will present the most specially defined and reliably proven of these elements, highlighting anatomic and molecular factors.

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Biomarkers, Tumor Breast Neoplasms Female Humans Precancerous Conditions Risk Risk Factors Time Factors

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