The Frequency of Breast Cancer Among Women Referred to Hospitals for Biopsy in Birjand, Iran During 2011-2013

Reyhane Hoshyar (1), Fatemeh Haghighi (2), Mahdiyeh Hosseinian (3), Fatemeh Mezginejad (4), Homa Mollaei (5), Negar Fakhr (6), Zahra Beyki (7)
(1) Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran,
(2) Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran,
(3) Department of Medical Lab Technology, Faculty of Paramedical, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran,
(4) Department of Medical Lab Technology, Faculty of Paramedical, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran,
(5) Department of Genetics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran,
(6) Department of Medical Lab Technology, Faculty of Paramedical, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran,
(7) Department of Medical Lab Technology, Faculty of Paramedical, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran

Abstract

Background: This study aims to demonstrate the frequency of malignant breast cancer (BC) according to pathologic findings in Birjand during 2011-2013 years.

Methods: For this cross-sectional study, the sample consisted of pathologic records from 229 breast biopsies of two hospitals in Birjand.

Results: Most of the biopsies in women were malignant cases which nearly 90% of them were detected after lymph node involvement. The mean age of women with malignant BC was 48.8 years.

Conclusions: A notable proportion of our cases were diagnosed in metastatic stages as advanced BC. It further highlights the importance of screening and diagnosis at earlier stages.

 

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Reyhane Hoshyar
reyhaneh.houshyar@gmail.com (Primary Contact)
Fatemeh Haghighi
Mahdiyeh Hosseinian
Fatemeh Mezginejad
Homa Mollaei
Negar Fakhr
Zahra Beyki
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Hoshyar R, Haghighi F, Hosseinian M, Mezginejad F, Mollaei H, Fakhr N, Beyki Z. The Frequency of Breast Cancer Among Women Referred to Hospitals for Biopsy in Birjand, Iran During 2011-2013. Arch Breast Cancer [Internet]. 2016 Mar. 13 [cited 2024 Apr. 13];3(1):24-6. Available from: https://archbreastcancer.com/index.php/abc/article/view/61

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