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Table 2 Characteristics of breast cancer patients

From: HFE H63D mutation frequency shows an increase in Turkish women with breast cancer

Variable HFE genotype
  H63D alleleΨ Wt/Wt ξ
Mean age at diagnosis in years (range) 42 (32–75) 40 (26–62)
Premenopausal at diagnosis N = 22 N = 35
Familial N = 8 N = 9
Early onset * N = 12 N = 22
Sporadic N = 31 N = 40
  1. Ψ Heterozygous patients for H63D allele.
  2. ξ Wt/Wt, homozygous wild-type.
  3. * Patients diagnosed at younger than 40 years.