Age distribution and age shift of breast cancer patients visiting the basrah breast cancer center


Author(s): Ahmed N. Abdulnabi, Sadiq Kassim Jassim* and Alaa Hussein Abed

Background: Breast carcinoma is a common malignancy in women. It is the second leading cause of cancer death following bronchogenic carcinoma. The incidence of breast cancer is lower in the developing countries. The age at presentation, disease stage and pathological behaviour varies in between different countries. The mean age at presentation of breast cancer in developing countries one decade earlier than developed countries. This analytical study was conducted to explains the age distribution pattern of breast cancer in Basrah, Iraq.

Patients and methods: A prospective analytical study of eight hundred twentyeight patients with breast cancer conducted in Iben Gaswan Teaching Hospital, Basrah, Iraq during the period between January 2007 and December 2018. The data were analysed concerning with the age at presentation, the mean and median age at diagnosis and annual percentage of breast cancer.

Results: Breast carcinoma was more common in patients age group between 41 years to 45 years. More than 62% of the patients present below the age of 50 years. The mean age at the time of diagnosis of the breast cancer patients were 48.43 year. The mean age at presentation become more with the advancing age.

Conclusion: Age at diagnosis one decade earlier than the developed countries and it became more in the older age in the subsequent years. Breast screening program should be started before the age of fourteen

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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