Social aspects of patients with carcinoma breast presented to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Lahore
Keywords:Demography. Records as Topic. Age Distribution. Breast Neoplasms. Computers. Choice Behavior. Mass Screening. Vaginal Smears. Family Planning Services.
This study was carried out in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital from January 2001 to December 2003. 525 patients with carcinoma breast were selected and a detailed demographic record was maintained. It was seen that the largest no. of cases were between 30-39 years i.e., 37.33% Socioeconomic status showed that 47.24 % belong to lower group 80.38% were house wives Marital status showed 97.14% were married 66.67% patients belong to rural areas. Age at the time of first pregnancy was between 22-27 years i.e., 75% of cases. Average number of children was 5 seen in 52.78% cases. Lactation status showed 41.67% had breast fed their children for 18 months. Family history was positive in 2.7% patients.. Average size of the lump was 6-10cm i.e 55.6%. It was T3 tumor in 47.22% of cases.
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