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Table 2 Correlation of characteristics and histological parameters with bone marrow status

From: Prognostic relevance of disseminated tumor cells in the bone marrow and biological factors of 265 primary breast carcinomas

Characteristic or histological parameter   No. of patients Patients (%) Correlation with BM status (p)
Menopause No 82 31 0.75
  Yes 183 69  
Tumor size <2 cm 153 61 0.06
  ≥2 cm 98 39  
  na 14   
Lymph node involvement No 136 53 0.29
  Yes 122 47  
  na 7   
Grading 1, 2 149 64 0.65
  3 83 36  
  na 33   
Estrogen receptor Positive 141 60 0.85
  Negative 94 40  
  na 30   
Lymphangiosis No 196 75 0.38
  Yes 64 25  
  na 5   
Hemangiosis No 245 95 0.58
  Yes 12 5  
  na 8   
  1. BM, bone marrow; na, not available.