The aim of this study was to investigate the criteria for determining the cancer risk of the breast asymmetry by comparing breast volume asymmetry levels between healthy women and women with cancer. Two hundred and one women with breast cancer group 1 were compared with healthy women group 2 who had no pathologic findings in breast sonography and mammograpy repeated with one-year interval. Data were evaluated retrospectively. Each breast volume was measured twice by Grossman-Roudner Discs. The mean value has been recorded. The amounts of volume difference between two breasts asymmetry value and the rates of the volume difference to the breast volume of the smaller side asymmetry ratio were compared in both groups.
Breast asymmetry and predisposition to breast cancer
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It has been shown in our previous work that breast asymmetry is related to several of the known risk factors for breast cancer, and that patients with diagnosed breast cancer have more breast volume asymmetry, as measured from mammograms, than age-matched healthy women. In the present study, we compared the breast asymmetry of women who were free of breast disease at time of mammography, but who had subsequently developed breast cancer, with that of age-matched healthy controls who had remained disease-free to time of the present study. The study group consisted of asymptomatic women who had normal mammography, but went on to develop breast cancer. The control group were age-matched healthy controls whose mammograms were also normal and who remained free of cancer during the study period.
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