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Breast cancer. A review of 144 cases

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1 1st Department of Emergency Surgery, 2nd Department of Surgical Physiopathology, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Catania University Medical School - Catania, Italy
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1988, 9(1), 59–61;
Published: 10 February 1988
Abstract

From 1970 to 1980 144 cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in this Department. Patient’s age varied between 25 and 83 years with an average age of 51.5 years. 49 (42 98%) patients were in fertile age and 65 patients (57.01 %) were in menopause. The incidence of cancer increased after 41 years and the maximal incidence was between 51 and 55 years. Married (117; 81.45%) and pluriparous (75; 65.78%) women prevailed. In the pluriparous the average parity was 4, and 35 (30.70%) pluriparous had ≥4 siblings. In 38 cases (27.08%) the patient was nulliparous. In 100 cases (69.64%) diagnosis was made without evident cutaneous alteration. Left and right breasts were affected in 73 (50.69%) and 68 cases (48.21%) respectively. Cancer was bilateral in 3 cases (2.08%). The most frequent cancer localization was ESQ (70 cases; 48.61%). 1st stage was diagnosed in 64 cases (44.44%), 2nd stage in 57 cases (39.58%) and 3rd stage in 23 cases (15.97%). The 5 year survival rate after operation was 86.79% (46 cases), 48.97% (24 cases) and 26.31 % (5 cases) in patients at 1st, 2nd and 3rd stage respectively. 13, 8 and 4 patients were lost at follow-up.

Keywords
Breast cancer
Oncology
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