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Male Breast Cancer: 20 Years Experience of a Tertiary Hospital from the Middle Black Sea Region of Turkey
- Serarslan, Alparslan (Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University) ;
- Gursel, Bilge (Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University) ;
- Okumus, Nilgun Ozbek (Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University) ;
- Meydan, Deniz (Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University) ;
- Sullu, Yurdanur (Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University) ;
- Gonullu, Guzin (Department of Medical Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, Ondokuz Mayis University)
- Published : 2015.10.06
Background: Male breast cancer is a rare neoplasm, and its treatments are based on those of female breast cancer. This study aimed to analyze 20 years of male breast cancer clinical characteristics and treatment results from the Middle Black Sea Region of Turkey. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of 16 male breast cancer patients treated in our tertiary hospital between 1994 and 2014 was performed. Epidemiologic data, tumor characteristics, and treatments were recorded and compared with 466 female breast cancer ((premenopausal; n = 230) + (postmenopausal n = 236)) patients. The 5-year disease-free and overall survival rates were calculated. Results: Male breast cancer constituted 0.1% of all malignant neoplasms in both sexes, 0.2% of all malignant neoplasms in males, and 0.7% of all breast cancers. The mean patient age in this study was
Epidemiology;male breast cancer;pathology;treatment outcome;Turkey
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