Comparison of the histopathology and prognosis of bilateral versus unilateral multifocal multicentric breast cancers

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Kadioglu H., OZBAS S., Akcan A., Soyder A., SOYLU L., KOCAK S., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.12, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Multiple breast cancers may present with different clinical and biological characteristics. The data indicate that multifocal (MF), multicentric (MC), and bilateral synchronous (BS) breast cancers (BC) are more aggressive and have an equivalent or moderately poorer survival rate compared with unilateral cases. However, a comparison of these multiple breast cancers has not been covered in the literature. The aim of this study was to describe the histopathological characteristics of patients suffering from MF, MC, and BS breast carcinoma and to compare their prognoses.