Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 339–344

Interrupted pregnancy as an indicator of poor prognosis in T1, 2, N0, M0 primary breast cancer


  • Helen E. Ownby
    • Michigan Cancer Foundation
  • Silvana Martino
    • Michigan Cancer Foundation
  • Larry D. Roi
    • Michigan Cancer Foundation
  • Laura Howard
    • Michigan Cancer Foundation
  • Jose Russo
    • Michigan Cancer Foundation
  • Samuel Brooks
    • Michigan Cancer Foundation
  • Michael J. Brennan
    • Michigan Cancer Foundation
  • The Breast Cancer Prognostic Study Associates

DOI: 10.1007/BF01807586

Cite this article as:
Ownby, H.E., Martino, S., Roi, L.D. et al. Breast Cancer Res Tr (1983) 3: 339. doi:10.1007/BF01807586


We examined the records of women with primary breast cancer for a history of pregnancy and live births. The patients were all histopathologic T1, 2, N0, M0 white females, untreated post modified radical mastectomy. Patients with a history of interrupted pregnancies have a significantly shorter time to recurrence than those with normal pregnancy history. A trend toward a lower incidence of highly differentiated histological pattern is also observed in cancers from these patients.


breast cancerhistologyinterrupted pregnancyprognosis

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