E-ISSN 2587-0831
Original Article
FACTORS EFFECTING THE DELAYED PRESENTATION IN BREAST CANCER
1 Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Genel Cerrahi Anabilim Dalı, Aydın, Türkiye  
Eur J Breast Health 2009; 5: 87-91

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the stage of breast cancer at presentation, and the factors that cause delayed admission in patients operated for breast cancer.

Methods: Data were collected retrospectively from our institutional database. Clinical, radiological, and pathological parameters were evaluated.

 

Results: Non-early stage (IIB, III, IV) admission was significantly correlated with the disease presenting with a non-lump symptom (p=0,022), not performing breast self-examination (p=0,019), and late admission to a doctor or surgeon (p=0,016 and 0,013 respectively).

 

Conclusion: Breast self-examination and disease related education should be generalized nation-wide to improve the incidence of early stage presentation in breast cancer.

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