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Table 1 Characteristics of patients with metastatic disease to the breast

From: Metastatic disease to the breast: the Washington University experience

Primary malignancy Age at Diagnosis (years)* Time to metastasis (months)** Vital Status Secondary Survival (months)*** Breast Laterality Breast Surgical Treatment
Melanoma 26 48 Dead 5 Left Excision
Melanoma 23 276 Dead 6 Right Biopsy only
Melanoma 59 34 Dead 9 Left Biopsy only
Melanoma 83 9 Dead 24 Right Mastectomy
Melanoma 70 36 Dead 36 Right Excision, ALND
Melanoma 38 66 Dead 38 Left MRM
Thyroid 13 264 Dead 16 Left Excision
Thyroid 17 144 Alive with disease 18 Left Biopsy only
Thyroid 29 14 Alive with disease 120 Bilateral Excision
Ovarian 59 84 Dead 6 Right Excisional biopsy
Ovarian 63 14 Alive with disease 14 Right MRM
Ovarian 49 3 Dead 37 Right Excisional biopsy
Lung (small cell) 83 0 Alive with disease 21 Right Biopsy only
Lung (neuroendocrine) 30 38 Alive with disease 7 Left Excision
Lung (neuroendocrine) 35 0 Alive with disease 9 Bilateral Biopsy only
Lung (neuroendocrine) 28 8 Dead 17 Right Excision
Tongue 48 10 Dead 8 Right Biopsy only
Kidney 67 48 Dead 12 Left Biopsy only
  1. ALND = axillary lymph node dissection; MRM = modified radical mastectomy
  2. *Age at diagnosis of primary malignancy
  3. ** Time between primary malignancy diagnosis and the development of a breast metastasis
  4. ***Survival after the diagnosis of a breast metastasis until death or study follow-up.