Clinical Profile of Patients with Breast Carcinoma Attending Tertiary Care Hospital
Breast cancer is second most frequent cancers in females in India. It is one of the common cancers of women worldwide with 10 lakh new cases occurring every year amounting to 20% of all malignancies with high fatality rate. Age adjusted incidence rate in India amounts to 15-29 per lakh population per year and is ever increasing. It was a hospital based, cross-sectional study conducted at VIMS,Bellary,Karnataka. Pre-structured and pilot tested questionnaire was administered to all one hundred confirmed cases of female breast cancer cases diagnosed in the hospital from January 2013 to January 2014 to understand their clinical profile.Majority of the female breast cancer cases were above 30 years of age. Lump in breast was the dominant symptom.Majority of the female breast cancer cases were were presented in advanced stages of disease.
Channanna C, Narayana SK, and Ramesh K