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IJCRR. 2013; 5(24): 57-60


CORRELATION BETWEEN BREAST CANCER AND RISK FACTORS

R. A. Mustafa, A. Abdelbadie, Ihsan Osman, H. Omer.

Abstract
To evaluate the correlation between breast cancer and many risk factors which include family history of breast cancer, history of benign breast disease, obesity, age at menarche, menopause, abortions, older ladies at first full-term pregnancy, parity, lactation. 328 females, all originating from the Sudanese, were eligible for analysis. An age-stratified random sample of 100 women was used as a control group. The interview followed a structured questionnaire.
153 (47%) of patients their age 50 years, 148 (45%) of the patients from rural areas, while 180 (55%) from urban areas. There is association between breast cancer and residence. Premenopausal patients were 158 (48%) and postmenopausal patients were 170 (52%), there is statistically significant difference. There is no statistically significant difference observed between patients approaching menopause at an age of >50 years and those approach it at age

Key words: Breast cancer, risk factors, menopause



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