Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 1st, 2005
Researchers in The Netherlands sought "to assess the risk of second primary cancers among women with previous breast cancer and calculate the excess burden of second cancer in the population. A population-based longitudinal study was conducted using the Eindhoven cancer registry data on 9,919 breast cancer patients diagnosed in the period 1972-2000 and followed until 2001."
I. Soerjomataram and colleagues calculated "standardized incidence ratios (SIR) and absolute excess risks (AER). In total, 1298 (13%) women developed a...
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