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AGE DISTRIBUTION AND HISTOLOGICAL TYPES OF BREAST CANCER IN TWO MAJOR HOSPITALS IN THE NIGER DELTA

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Continental Journal of Biomedical Sciences
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  • Biology
  • Medicine

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To determine the age distribution and histological types of breast cancer in two major hospitals in the Niger Delta. DESIGN: Descriptive study. SETTING: Central hospital Warri, Delta state and University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Edo state. SUBJECTS: Two hundred and sixteen breast cancer patients seen at both hospitals between 2000 and 2010. RESULTS: Age range; 20- 92years, 64% of cases occurs at 50 years and below. Fifty six percent occuring between 30-50 years. Mean age 48.12 years_+14.33, median age 48 years, modal age range 36-40 years. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the commonest histological type at 87.0%. Intraductal carcinoma is very minimal at 4.4%. The right breast was involved in 49.1% and left breast, 50.1% of cases. One case of bilateral breast cancer was noted. CONCLUSION: Breast cancer in Midwestern Nigeria commonly occurs in premenopausal ages and it is usually an invasive ductal carcinoma. KEYWORDS: Intraductal, Carcinoma, Breast cancer, Midwestern Nigeria

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