Body Weight Changes in 210 Breast Cancer Patients after Finishing Chemotherapy; Cross Sectional Study
The Medical Journal of Basrah University,
2020, Volume 38, Issue 2, Pages 120-126
Background and aim:
Increasing body weight in breast cancer patients after finishing chemotherapy is a rising health problem among many countries; this study try to evaluate this health issue among breast cancer patients attended Basra Oncology Center.
Patients and Methods:
This cross sectional study carried out on 210 patients with breast cancer who received chemotherapy at Basra oncology center, from 2017 to 2019. The participant's personal data and the other clinical information were derived from patient file.
Weight changes after finishing chemotherapy occurred in about 95% of breast cancer patients, and measurement of body mass index of patients at the start and at the end of chemotherapy revealed more women occupied the obese strata after completing the chemotherapy. The study showed statistically significant differences in the weight changes among the age, weight at diagnosis, state of hormone receptor & marital status subgroups. The only significant predictors of body weight changes after completing chemotherapy were patient age and body mass index at time of diagnosis.
There is a significant weight gain in breast cancer patients in Basra Oncology Center after finishing chemotherapy.
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