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Table 2 Distant sites of first recurrence

From: Infiltrating lobular carcinoma of the breast: tumor characteristics and clinical outcome

Sites ILC (n = 179; %) IDC (n = 2576; %) P
Lungs/pleura 9.0 17.6 0.0019
CNS 1.7 5.3 0.032
Ovary 2.2 0.7 0.0003
Gastrointestinal tracta 4.5 1.1 0.009
Nodes 15.5 22.0 0.018
Bone 34.6 35.5 NS
Skinb 31.8 27.3 NS
Liver 7.3 10.9 NS
Pituitary 0.5 0.1 NS
  1. Percentages do not add up to 100% because of multiple metastatic sites in the same patient and infrequent or unknown sites not shown. aStomach, small bowel, colon, appendix, duodenum, and peritoneum. bSoft tissue and skin. CNS, central nervous system; IDC, invasive ductal carcinoma; ILC, invasive lobular carcinoma; NS, not significant.