Profile of breast cancer patients attending a tertiary care centre: a cross-sectional study


  • Amgiasvasanth A. M. Department of Community Medicine, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka
  • Pushpa S. Patil Department of Community Medicine, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, Karnataka



Breast cancer, Ductal carcinoma, ANOVA test


Background: Cancer is the leading cause of death in developed countries and the second leading cause of death in developing countries. In India around 555,000 people died of cancer in the year 2010. In India the average age of the high risk group in India is 43-46 years unlike in the west where women aged 53-57 years are more prone to breast cancer. The objectives of the study were to study the socio-demographic profile of Breast cancer patients attending tertiary care centre and to study the type, site and at what stage Breast cancers are being reported.

Methods:Hospital based Cross-Sectional Study, Carried out over a period of one year from November 2013 to October 2014. After obtaining the written informed consent from the patients, they will be enrolled in the study. A detailed pre-designed & pre-tested proforma is used to collect information on socio-demographic profile. All diagnosed Breast cancer patients are included in the study.

Results: Total of the 81 Breast cancer patients, 97.5% were female and 2.5% Male. And 58.01% were in the age group of 40-60yrs, 43.2% were graduates by education, 49.4% were housewives. 86.4% belonged to upper and upper middle class (class I and class II of BG Prasad’s). 8.6% shows positive family history. 67.9% were presents as Lump in the breast. 39.5%were more than one month duration of symptoms. 72.8% were left sided breast cancer. 90.1% were infiltrative ductal cancer. 33.3% were in cancer stage II.

Conclusions:The age for breast carcinoma was more in fifth and sixth decade of life in our Patients. Lump was the most dominant clinical presentation where majority of the patients were in cancer stage II.


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How to Cite

M., A. A., & Patil, P. S. (2017). Profile of breast cancer patients attending a tertiary care centre: a cross-sectional study. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 3(3), 663–667.



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