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Table 2 Patients and tumor characteristics (N = 50)

From: SCGB3A1 gene DNA methylation status is associated with breast cancer in Egyptian female patients

Variables No. %
Age (years)
 ≤ 50 25 50
 > 50 25 50
Family history   
 Yes 23 46
 No 27 54
Menstrual history
 Post menopause 32 64
 Pre menopause 18 36
Focality
 Unifocal 44 88
 Multifocal 6 12
Tumor size (cm)
 ≤ 2 25 50
 > 2 25 50
Histopathological type
 IDC 44 88
 ILC 6 12
Pathological grade
 Grade I 7 14
 Grade II 29 58
 Grade III 14 28
Lymph vascular invasion
 Positive 43 86
 Negative 7 14
LN metastasis
 Positive 28 56
 Negative 22 44
TNM stage
 IA 9 18
 IIA+IIB 32 64
 III 9 18
ER
 Positive 36 72
 Negative 14 28
PR
 Positive 32 64
 Negative 18 36
HER2/neu
 Positive 39 78
 Negative 11 22
Molecular type
 Luminal A 11 22
 Luminal B 25 50
 HER2 enriched 14 28
  1. IDC invasive ductal carcinoma, ILC invasive lobular carcinoma, LN lymph node, TNM tumor-node-metastasis classification system, ER estrogen receptors, PR progesterone receptors, HER2/neu human epidermal growth factor receptor 2