Long-term effects of first degree family history of breast cancer in young women: Recurrences and bilateral breast cancer

Jan J. Jobsen, Jacobus Adrianus Maria van der Palen, Mariël Brinkhuis, Francisca Ong, Henk Struikmans

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Abstract

Background. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of first degree relative (FDR) of young breast cancer patients. Methods. Data were used from our prospective population-based cohort study which started in 1983. The family history (FH) was registered with regard to FDR: the presence or absence of invasive breast cancer in none vs. one or more FDRs at any age. Results. A total of 1109 women, ≤50 years with 1128 breast conserving treatments was seen. The incidence of FDR was 17.0% for one FDR and 3.2% ≥2 FDR. The three groups, none, 1 or ≥2 FDR, were comparable. The local failure rate is comparable for all three groups. Women with a positive FH and metachronous bilateral breast cancer (MBBC) showed a lower local failure (HR 0.2; 95% CI 0.05–0.8). A positive FH was an independent predictor for a better disease-specific survival (HR 0.6; 95% CI 0.4–0.9). Conclusion. A positive FH, based on FDR implies a better prognosis in relation to survival for young women treated with BCT. In contrast to no FH for FDR, MBBC in women with a positive FH was not associated with an increased risk of local recurrence
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-454
JournalActa oncologica
Volume55
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2016

Keywords

  • METIS-312412
  • IR-97815

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