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The purpose of this study was \"to examine the impact of the three major breast cancer treatment types, age, and stage of diagnosis on the survival rates of breast cancer patients.\" Simsek discusses the study and its results.
In 1998 there were over one-thousand deaths from breast cancer among North Carolina women. Data from the North Carolina Central Cancer Registry were analyzed to determine the impact of three major breast cancer treatment types, age, and stage at diagnosis on the survival rates of breast cancer patients.
The North Carolina Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) survey is a mail and telephone survey of mothers who have recently given birth. When the characteristics and outcomes of respondents and non-respondents differ, non-response to the survey causes bias in the survey results. This study examined which maternal characteristics are associated with survey non-response.
Breast cancer has become the most frequently occurring cancer in women throughout North Carolina and the United States. Several risk factors for breast cancer include estrogen exposure and nulliparity, or never having given birth. This study investigated those risk factors in North Carolina breast cancer patients.