A clinicopathological study of breast cancer in elderly women at a tertiary care hospital
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 2058-2064
AbstractBreast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cause of cancer related deaths in women. Incidence of breast cancer is increasing with age as there is improvement in survival rate. It has attracted considerable interest in the study of carcinoma breast in elderly. Study was conducted on all the clinically diagnosed cases of breast cancer in the elderly women aged above 60years. Data was collected from the patient after obtaining a written informed consent. Detailed history, clinical examination and relevant laboratory investigations were done and clinical diagnosis confirmed perioperatively and postoperatively based on histopathological examination in the elderly patients. 4(8%) patients presented with clinical T1 stage, 22 (44%) patients presented with T2 Stage, 15 (30%) patients with T3, 5(10%) patients with T4a and 4 (8%) patients with T4b tumor status. 25 (50%) patients had clinically N0 Status at presentation. 20 (40%) patients were N1 at presentation, 5(10%) patients presented with N2 nodal status and 1 (2%) patients with N3 status. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma was the most common histological variant constituting 22 (44%) of the population. Clinico pathological features and treatment vary in elderly compared to young patients, Infiltrating ductal carcinoma is the most common histological variant of breast cancer seen.
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