Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : elderly women


Breast cancer in elderly women: Clinical profile and management

Dr. Shantkumari B, Dr. Maktum Naik, Dr. Jairaj Bhaskar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2065-2069

Clinical examination should be systematic and take account of the nature of the lump and, if present, any skin dimpling or change in contour of the breast and also assessment of the axilla for presence of axillary nodes. Breast abnormalities should be evaluated by triple assessment including clinical examination, imaging (mammography and ultrasound) and tissue sampling done either fine needle aspiration cytology or core biopsy. This study was conducted on all the clinically diagnosed cases of breast cancer in elderly women aged above 60, who will undergo treatment based on clinicopathological diagnosis of breast cancer. Data collected after obtaining written informed consent. Among 50 patients, 23(46%) patients took adjuvant chemotherapy. 5(10%) patients took both adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 4(8%) patients took only radiotherapy. 17(14%) patients did not take any adjuvant therapy.