Risk factors for breast cancer in Iraqi women


Author(s): Balsam Waleed Hussain Al-Askari* and Mohamed Sofian Abdelkefi

Background: Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in Iraq, and since it is increasing in frequency, so determination of risk factors is essential in prevention and treatment. Aim of study: Determination of breast cancer risk factors in Iraqi women. Patients and methods: Fifty Iraqi female patients with breast cancer were enrolled in this study. Breast cancer risk factors were determined and statistically analysed. Results and discussion: History of benign lesions were observed in 8 (16)%, while previous history of mastitis were observed in 15 (30)%, and 40(80)% had systemic disorders. All the patients were following bad nutritional behaviours, and none of them were practicing physical activities. Twenty patients (40)% presented with thyroid disorders. Fourty patients (80)% have administered contraceptive pills many years ago. Conclusion: This study indicates that the incidence and mortality rates of breast cancer is rising and it is under the effect of many factors, so prevention of these risk factors is essential in treatment and avoidance of recurrence.

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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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