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Increased Sebum Excretion in Patients with Breast Cancer

Br Med J 1970; 1 doi: (Published 14 March 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;1:665
  1. J. L. Burton,
  2. W. J. Cunliffe,
  3. 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.