Breast Cancer Profile in a Group of Patients Followed up at the Radiation Therapy Unit of the Yaounde General Hospital, Cameroon

  • Kemfang Ngowa J
  • Yomi J
  • Kasia J
  • et al.
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Objective . To describe the profile of breast cancer in the patients attending the radiation therapy unit of Yaounde General Hospital. Method . From 1989 to 2009, we conducted a descriptive retrospective study based on the register and medical records of patients. Results . During the study period, 531 breast cancer patients were recorded of which 0.75% were male. Age range was 18 to 82 years, with a mean of 45.17 years. Out of these, 66.1% were less than 50 years old and 31.9% less than 40. Self detection was the discovery method in most cases (95.34% of patients). Mean delay before presentation at hospital was 10.35 months, and 54.94% had used traditional medicine before medical evaluation. Metastasis and locally advanced breast cancer at diagnosis were present in 08.13% and 62.78%, respectively. Mastectomy was used in 88.08% of patients. Conclusion . The study reinforces the position occupied by late presentation and advanced stage at diagnosis of breast cancer profile in developing countries.

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Kemfang Ngowa, J. D., Yomi, J., Kasia, J. M., Mawamba, Y., Ekortarh, A. C., & Vlastos, G. (2011). Breast Cancer Profile in a Group of Patients Followed up at the Radiation Therapy Unit of the Yaounde General Hospital, Cameroon. Obstetrics and Gynecology International, 2011, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2011/143506

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