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Lessons from a clinicopathological study of breast cancer

S. G. D. Gangadaran.

Background: It is estimated for every two new breast cancer cases diagnosed, one breast cancer death is reported in India. It is important regional variations in disease behaviour and health care delivery are studied to understand the elevated mortality of breast cancer in India.
Methods: In this retrospective study, 198 patient records were scrutinized for breast cancer related demographic data, disease related information, treatment and pathological data.
Results: The median age at presentation was 52 years. The results replicated national trends with regards to menopausal status, menarche, parity and breast feeding. Low parity and age at presentation had a strong inverse correlation (P

Key words: Breast cancer, Clinicopathological study, South India

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