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Title Population-based statistics for women diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer (United States)
Author Wingo, PA
Secondary Authors Jamison PM, Young JL, Gargiullo P
Publication Type (Help) article
Journal Cancer Causes Control
Month Apr
Year 2004
Pages 321-8
Volume 15
Number 3
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PubMed ID 15090727
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Citation Wingo PA, Jamison PM, Young JL, Gargiullo P. Population-based statistics for women diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer (United States). Cancer Causes Control. 2004 Apr;15(3):321-8. PMID 15090727.
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to use population-based information to describe the demographic and tumor characteristics of inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) – the most aggressive form of this disease. IBC cases diagnosed during 1994 through 1998 were reported to 26 population-based cancer registries covering approximately 40% of the U.S. population. Rates were expressed per 100,000 female population and age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. population. Ninety-five percent gamma confidence limits were estimated for the rates. Among the 3626 women diagnosed with IBC during 1994-1998, the majority were 40-59 years old. Most tumors were diagnosed at a regional (68.9%) or distant (25.3%) stage and were poorly differentiated (49.4%). The rate of IBC was 1.3 per 100,000 for all races combined. Black women had the highest risk (1.6) and Asian and Pacific Islander women the lowest (0.7). IBC is an extremely rare form of breast cancer. More precise diagnostic criteria are needed to distinguish it from less aggressive forms of the disease. Future studies should use a population-based design and collect detailed clinical information, including the presence of erythema, edema or peau d’orange appearance of the skin, and other clinical signs of disease.



Keywords

Keyword
breast
population-based
statistics
united states
women