FIVE YEAR SURVIVAL IN PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER A STUDY CARRIED AT THE ONCOLOGY CENTER OF BASRAH
The Medical Journal of Basrah University,
2008, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 91-93
Objectives: The aim of this work was to determine the five years survival of patients with breast cancer attending the
Oncology Center of Basrah between October 1999 and December 2001.
Methods: Three hundred eight patients attending the Oncology Center for registration and treatment during the years
1999- 2001 were studied and the status of each whether alive or dead was ascertained after one year and five years.
Result: Among 308 patients, 5 were males, 68.16% were in advanced stage (i.e. stage 2-4) and 5 years survival was
Conclusion: Five years survival of breast cancer in Basrah is low. This needs the adoption of wide scale screening
program to help early detection and to review the care and modalities of treatment to improve the outcome.
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