Nguyen Thi Quynh, Trinh Quang Dien

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This paper assesses the rate of lymph node metastasis and the correlation between lymph node metastasis and some pathological characteristics in special types of invasive breast cancer. In the paper, a descriptive cross‐sectional study was conducted on 200 patients with special types of invasive breast cancer at the Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology - National Cancer Hospital from August 2020 to April 2021. The study results show that 32% of the 200 cases had nodal metastases. The factors associated with the increased risk of lymph node metastasis were of histological types (invasive lobular, invasive micropapillary carcinomas) (p = 0.000), high tumour grade (p = 0.000), the presence of lymphovascular invasion (p = 0.000), tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) < 10% (p = 0.000), the presence of tumor necrosis (p = 0.001), Her-2/neu overexpression (p = 0.01), Ki-67 ≥ 20% (p = 0.036), HER2-positive breast cancer (p = 0.015).  Overall, the rate of lymph node metastasis was 32%. Histological type, tumour grade, the presence of lymphovascular invasion, TILs, tumor necrosis, Her-2/neu and Ki-67 expression, and molecular subtype were factors related to lymph node metastasis in special types of invasive breast cancer.


Lymph node metastasis, invasive breast cancer, special types.


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