Increased Sebum Excretion in Patients with Breast CancerBr Med J 1970; 1 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5697.665 (Published 14 March 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:665
- J. L. Burton,
- W. J. Cunliffe,
- Sam Shuster
The rate of sebum excretion from the forehead skin of patients with early breast cancer was found to be just significantly higher than in age-matched control women. This may indicate that some breast cancer patients have an increase in circulating or tissue-bound sebotrophic hormones, or a decrease in their inhibitors.