Breast Cancer

Morphological Factors Tumor size

The prognostic importance of tumor size is well recognized patients with larger invasive breast carcinomas have a poorer outcome than those with smaller lesions.3-6 Many years ago, Rosen and Groshen4 predicted 20-year relapse-free survival rates for women with tumors < 10mm, 11-13mm, 14-16mm and 17-22 mm in diameter of 88 , 73 , 65 and 59 , respectively. However, the clinical evaluation of tumor size is inaccurate, clinical-pathological agreement is seen in only 54 of cases.7 Radiological...