Seasonal trends in the self-detection of breast cancer: Indications from the Cancer and Steroid Hormone (CASH) study

Julie A. Ross, Richard K. Severson, Scott Davis, Janet L. Stanford, John D. Potter

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Abstract

Of 2895 women who self-detected an incident breast cancer that required surgery, peaks in month of detection occurred in spring and late autumn (p = 0.012). For the subset of cases for whom receptor status was available, there was a highly significant seasonal variation in detection only for those with ER-negative tumors. Further investigations into seasonality and breast cancer detection may be warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-192
Number of pages6
JournalBreast Cancer Research and Treatment
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 11 1997

Keywords

  • Breast neoplasms
  • Breast self-exam
  • Estrogen receptors
  • Melatonin
  • Seasonal variations

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