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The Basic Facts of Korean Breast Cancer in 2012: Results from a Nationwide Survey and Breast Cancer Registry Database.

Kim Z, Min SY, Yoon CS, Jung KW, Ko BS, Kang E, Nam SJ, Lee S, Hur MH, Korean Breast Cancer Socie - J Breast Cancer (2015)

Bottom Line: The crude incidence rate of female breast cancer, including invasive cancer and in situ cancer, was 70.7 cases per 100,000 women.The proportion of cases of early breast cancer increased continuously, and breast-conserving surgery was performed in more cases than total mastectomy in that same year.The total number of breast reconstruction surgeries increased approximately 3-fold over last 10 years.

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Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
The Korean Breast Cancer Society has constructed a nationwide breast cancer database through utilization of an online registration program. We have reported the basic facts about breast cancer in Korea in 2012, and analyzed the changing patterns in the clinical characteristics and management of breast cancer in Korea over the last 10 years. Data on patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer were collected for the year 2012 from 97 hospitals and clinics nationwide using a questionnaire survey, and from the online registry database. A total of 17,792 patients were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. The crude incidence rate of female breast cancer, including invasive cancer and in situ cancer, was 70.7 cases per 100,000 women. The median age at diagnosis was 51 years, and the proportion of postmenopausal women was higher than that of premenopausal women among those diagnosed with breast cancer. The proportion of cases of early breast cancer increased continuously, and breast-conserving surgery was performed in more cases than total mastectomy in that same year. The total number of breast reconstruction surgeries increased approximately 3-fold over last 10 years. The 5-year overall survival rate for all stages of breast cancer patients was extremely high. The clinical characteristics of breast cancer have changed in ways that resulted in high overall survival over the past 10 years in Korea, and the surgical management of the disease has changed accordingly. Analysis of nationwide registry data will contribute to a better understanding of the characteristics of breast cancer in Korea.

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Trends in the median age at breast cancer diagnosis in Korea and the ratio of postmenopausal to premenopausal women at diagnosis.
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Figure 3: Trends in the median age at breast cancer diagnosis in Korea and the ratio of postmenopausal to premenopausal women at diagnosis.

Mentions: We also observed that the median age at diagnosis has increased over time, reaching 51 years in 2012, and the proportion of postmenopausal women with breast cancer rose from 40.6% in 2002 to 53.4% in 2012 (31.5% increase; R2=0.956, p=0.001); thus postmenopausal women accounted for more than half of the total cases of breast cancer in 2012 (Figure 3).


The Basic Facts of Korean Breast Cancer in 2012: Results from a Nationwide Survey and Breast Cancer Registry Database.

Kim Z, Min SY, Yoon CS, Jung KW, Ko BS, Kang E, Nam SJ, Lee S, Hur MH, Korean Breast Cancer Socie - J Breast Cancer (2015)

Trends in the median age at breast cancer diagnosis in Korea and the ratio of postmenopausal to premenopausal women at diagnosis.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Trends in the median age at breast cancer diagnosis in Korea and the ratio of postmenopausal to premenopausal women at diagnosis.
Mentions: We also observed that the median age at diagnosis has increased over time, reaching 51 years in 2012, and the proportion of postmenopausal women with breast cancer rose from 40.6% in 2002 to 53.4% in 2012 (31.5% increase; R2=0.956, p=0.001); thus postmenopausal women accounted for more than half of the total cases of breast cancer in 2012 (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: The crude incidence rate of female breast cancer, including invasive cancer and in situ cancer, was 70.7 cases per 100,000 women.The proportion of cases of early breast cancer increased continuously, and breast-conserving surgery was performed in more cases than total mastectomy in that same year.The total number of breast reconstruction surgeries increased approximately 3-fold over last 10 years.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Soonchunhyang University College of Medicine, Bucheon, Korea.

ABSTRACT
The Korean Breast Cancer Society has constructed a nationwide breast cancer database through utilization of an online registration program. We have reported the basic facts about breast cancer in Korea in 2012, and analyzed the changing patterns in the clinical characteristics and management of breast cancer in Korea over the last 10 years. Data on patients newly diagnosed with breast cancer were collected for the year 2012 from 97 hospitals and clinics nationwide using a questionnaire survey, and from the online registry database. A total of 17,792 patients were newly diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. The crude incidence rate of female breast cancer, including invasive cancer and in situ cancer, was 70.7 cases per 100,000 women. The median age at diagnosis was 51 years, and the proportion of postmenopausal women was higher than that of premenopausal women among those diagnosed with breast cancer. The proportion of cases of early breast cancer increased continuously, and breast-conserving surgery was performed in more cases than total mastectomy in that same year. The total number of breast reconstruction surgeries increased approximately 3-fold over last 10 years. The 5-year overall survival rate for all stages of breast cancer patients was extremely high. The clinical characteristics of breast cancer have changed in ways that resulted in high overall survival over the past 10 years in Korea, and the surgical management of the disease has changed accordingly. Analysis of nationwide registry data will contribute to a better understanding of the characteristics of breast cancer in Korea.

No MeSH data available.


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