Breast malignant, males, children
Breast cancer
Prognostic factors - General

Author: Monika Roychowdhury, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 20 October 2016, last major update February 2012

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Prognostic Factors
Cite this page: Prognostic factors - General. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/breastmalignantprognosis.html. Accessed December 4th, 2016.
Prognostic Factors
  • Assess future outcome, such as survival
  • See also prognostic factors for particular tumor subtypes

Negative prognostic factors
Favorable histology types
  • Tubular, cribriform, medullary, colloid, papillary, adenoid cystic and secretory/juvenile
  • Unfavorable types are signet ring, basal-like and inflammatory

Nottingham Prognostic Index
Predictive factors
  • Assess response to treatment, such as ER and PR (response to anti-estrogens) or HER2 (response to anti-HER2 treatment)