Published in Disease Risk Factor Week, August 28th, 2005
According to recent research from the Netherlands, "The aim of this study was to evaluate whether patients with salivary gland tumors are at increased risk of developing breast cancer. A retrospective cohort study was performed."
"Female patients (n=439) with a salivary gland tumor (major and minor) were included. The diagnosis was confirmed histologically. The median follow-up was 5.4 years. Fifteen patients out of 439 with a salivary gland tumor subsequently developed breast cancer, with a mean time interval of 64 months. On the basis of incidence rates in the...
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