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Prevalence of Known Risk Factors in Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer at Inmol Hospital, Lahore, Punjab
- Mansha, Muhammad (Division Science & Technology, University of Education, Township Campus) ;
- Saleem, Maryam (Division Science & Technology, University of Education, Township Campus) ;
- Wasim, Muhammad (Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Animal and Veterinary Sciences) ;
- Tariq, Muhammad (Division Science & Technology, University of Education, Township Campus)
- Published : 2016.03.07
Background: Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide and its frequency is increasing gradually in many countries. Over the last three decades an increase in the breast cancer has been witnessed in the earlier low-risk Asian countries including Pakistan. Purpose: The objective of the current study was to assess the prevalence of known risk factors like early menarche, late menopause, socio economic, reproductive and demographic factors, among women diagnosed with breast cancer at INMOL hospital, Lahore, Punjab, as little information exists in this regard. Materials and Methods: A survey study was conducted on 200 women diagnosed with breast cancer who were seen at Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Oncology (INMOL) hospital, Lahore. A structured questionnaire was administered to these patients regarding the known risk factors through face to face interviews after obtaining appropriate consent. Results: Regarding non-modifiable risk factors, our study showed that majority of the breast cancer patients were diagnosed at 35-45 years (32.5%) or at older age (
Breast cancer;risk factors;menarche;menopause;demographic factors;INMOL hospital Lahore
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