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Reproductive factors and specific histological types of breast cancer: prospective study and meta-analysis

Reeves, Gillian K; Pirie, Kirstin; Green, Jane; Bull, Diana; Beral, Valerie; Banks, Emily; Austoker, Joan; Million Women Study, Collaborators


Little is known about how reproductive factors affect the risk of breast cancers of different histology. In an analysis of prospective data on 1.2 million middle-aged UK women, we used proportional hazards models to estimate the relative risks of six histological types in relation to menarche, childbearing and menopause. During 8.7 million person-years of follow-up, 17 923 ductal, 3332 lobular, 1062 tubular, 944 mixed ductal lobular, 330 mucinous and 117 medullary cancers were diagnosed. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Cancer
DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6604853


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