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Table 1 Patient Characteristics

From: Late tamoxifen in patients previously operated for breast cancer without postoperative tamoxifen: 5-year results of a single institution randomised study

  TAM (n = 217) FU (n = 216) p value
Median age (range) 55 yrs (28-75) 55 yrs (26-75)  
Time from surgery    
   2-5 years 121 120 p = 0.97
   >5 years 96 96  
Median time from surgery in months (range) 25 (25-288) 25 (25-294) p = 0.99
Menopausal status    
   Premenopausal 33 33 p = 0.98
   Postmenopausal 184 183  
Stage at diagnosis    
   Tis 18 24  
   I 84 82  
   II 87 88 p = 0.52
   III 28 18  
   Unknown 2 3  
Nodal status    
   Positive 74 76  
   Negative 126 119 p = 0.72
   Unknown 17 21  
Previous hysterectomy 39 36 p = 0.72
Er status    
ER+ 75 68  
ER- 68 58 p = 0.21
ER unknown 73 91  
Previous medical treatment    
   Anthracyclines 44 40  
   CMF 87 80  
   LH-RH analogue for 2 years 11 13 p = 0.79
   No treatment 75 83  
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