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Table 5 Time interval between initial treatment and occurrence of metastases

From: Evolutionary aspects of non-metastatic breast cancer after primary treatment in a sub-Saharan African setting: a 16-year retrospective review at the Douala general hospital, Cameroon

Type of metastasis Interval (months) Frequency Percentage
Local recurrence 0–12 38 55.9
  13–24 13 19.1
  25–36 4 5.9
  37–48 4 5.9
  49–60 3 4.4
  >60 6 8.8
   68 100
Distant metastasis 0–12 37 50
  13–24 17 23
  25–36 10 13.5
  37–48 4 5.4
  49–60 4 5.4
  >60 2 2.7
   74 100
Brain metastasis 0–12 7 50
  13–24 3 21.4
  25–36 4 28.6
   14 100
Bone metastasis 0–12 15 62.5
  13–24 6 25
  25–36 2 8.3
  37–48 0 0
  49–60 1 4.2
   24 100
Lung metastasis 0–12 9 40.9
  13–24 6 27.3
  25–36 3 13.6
  37–48 1 4.5
  49–60 2 9.1
  >60 1 4.5
   22 100
Liver metastasis 0–12 3 42.9
  13–24 1 14.3
  25–36 0 0
  37–48 0 0
  49–60 1 14.3
  >60 2 28.6
   7 100
Nodal metastasis 0–12 8 44.4
  13–24 4 22.2
  25–36 4 22.2
  37–48 2 11.1
   18 100
  1. The entries in boldface/italics represent the total case files for which information on the relevant variable was available