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Examination of the breast in women treated for nodular thyroid disorders

Sylwia Grodecka-Gazdecka, Katarzyna Łącka, Tomasz Graja, Maciej Wawrzyniak
DOI: 10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71016-0
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(4):105-108.

open access

Vol 9, No 4 (2004)
Original papers
Published online: 2004-01-01
Submitted: 2004-04-02

Abstract

The relationship between various mammary gland diseases and thyroid disorders has been the focus of interest at many research centres. What has been investigated are various genetic and hormonal underlying factors and conditions as well as the co-existence diseases of both organs.

The aim

Of the work was to examine the mammary gland in women treated for nodular thyroid disorders.

Material and methods

An analysis is presented comprising 269 patients with a diagnosed nodular thyroid disorders. The diagnosis of the breast included palpation, mammography, ultrasonography. In cases of suspected lesions additionally fine-needle aspiration and surgical biopsy were performed.

Results

Breast cancer, benign lesions and no pathology were found in 2%, 23% and 75% of all patients.

Conclusions

A significantly greater incidence of breast cancer was observed, which justifies especially careful diagnosis of the breast in patients with a well-diagnosed thyroid disorder.

Abstract

The relationship between various mammary gland diseases and thyroid disorders has been the focus of interest at many research centres. What has been investigated are various genetic and hormonal underlying factors and conditions as well as the co-existence diseases of both organs.

The aim

Of the work was to examine the mammary gland in women treated for nodular thyroid disorders.

Material and methods

An analysis is presented comprising 269 patients with a diagnosed nodular thyroid disorders. The diagnosis of the breast included palpation, mammography, ultrasonography. In cases of suspected lesions additionally fine-needle aspiration and surgical biopsy were performed.

Results

Breast cancer, benign lesions and no pathology were found in 2%, 23% and 75% of all patients.

Conclusions

A significantly greater incidence of breast cancer was observed, which justifies especially careful diagnosis of the breast in patients with a well-diagnosed thyroid disorder.

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Keywords

breast cancer; thyroid disorders

About this article
Title

Examination of the breast in women treated for nodular thyroid disorders

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2004)

Pages

105-108

Published online

2004-01-01

DOI

10.1016/S1507-1367(04)71016-0

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2004;9(4):105-108.

Keywords

breast cancer
thyroid disorders

Authors

Sylwia Grodecka-Gazdecka
Katarzyna Łącka
Tomasz Graja
Maciej Wawrzyniak

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