Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 3, Issue 4, pp 339–344 | Cite as

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

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


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 cancer histology interrupted pregnancy prognosis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helen E. Ownby
    • 1
  • Silvana Martino
    • 1
  • Larry D. Roi
    • 1
  • Laura Howard
    • 1
  • Jose Russo
    • 1
  • Samuel Brooks
    • 1
  • Michael J. Brennan
    • 1
  • The Breast Cancer Prognostic Study Associates
  1. 1.Michigan Cancer FoundationDetroitUSA

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