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ObjectivesFew studies are available on the potential impact of body weight on breast cancer prognosis in screen-detected patients. Moreover, it is not known whether body mass index (BMI) could have a different prognostic impact in screen-detected versus symptomatic breast cancer patients. To investigate these unsolved issues, we carried out a retrospective study evaluating the effect of BMI on breast cancer prognosis in screen-detected vs symptomatic breast cancer patients.Materials and methodsWe conducted a follow-up study on 448 women diagnosed with incident, histologically-confirmed breast cancer. Patients were categorized according to their BMI as normal weight, overweight and obese. Disease free survival (DFS), overall survival (OS), and BMI curves were compared according to mode of cancer detection.ResultsAmong screen-detected patients, higher BMI was associated with a significant lower …
Churchill Livingstone
Publication date: 
1 Feb 2015

Anna Crispo, Maria Grimaldi, Massimiliano D'Aiuto, Massimo Rinaldo, Immacolata Capasso, Alfonso Amore, Giuseppe D'Aiuto, Aldo Giudice, Gennaro Ciliberto, Maurizio Montella

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Volume: 24 Issue: 1 Pages: 86-89
The Breast