A study on cases of breast cancer attending to government general hospital, Anantapuramu
Keywords:Breast cancer, Government General Hospital, Anantapuramu, India, Risk factors
Breast cancer accounts for one of the chief cause for morbidity and mortality in women both in India and abroad. It has age adjusted rate as high as 28.5 per one lakh women and mortality of 12.7 per one lakh women. The intensity of the disease is projected to as high as 1797900 sufferers by 2020.The current study was carried out to asses the incidence of breast cancer in relation of various parameters among the sufferers attending to Department of
Radiotherapy for management purposes which revealed that the incidence of breast cancer is high in rural population, women with obesity, high body mass index, poor literacy rate, low parity, younger age group and who are hailing from good socio-economic status. Creation of better health awareness, provision for screening programmes, Establishment of dedicated palliative care centers can reduce the incidence of breast cancer in the community.
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