INCIDENCE OF BENIGN BREAST LUMP ABOVE 40 YRS. OF AGE IN FEMALE ATTENDING MGMGH, TIRUCHIRAPPALLI
English

Ayyaswamy Thulasi, William Premalatha Sharon Rose, Dhanasekharan Uma
2016 Journal of Evidence Based Medicine and Healthcare  
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The breast is the essential symbol of womanhood to society and to the woman herself. Subjected every month to the onslaught of ovarian, adrenal, pituitary and thyroid hormones in tandem with the uterus, the very histological architecture of the breast changes sequentially. With the recent importance given to early diagnosis of cancer of the breast and its early detection by both the patient and her physician, more benign conditions are likely to be detected than
more » ... etected than earlier. The objective of our review is to find out the incidence of benign breast lump above 40 years of age in females attending our hospital. METHODS AND MATERIALS 130 patients presenting to the outpatient department of KAPV Medical College with breast lump were included in this comprehensive study. A detailed history regarding the duration and nature of the complaints, family history pertaining to breast or ovarian cancers, risk factors such as oral contraceptive use, parity, lactation, etc. was elicited. A thorough clinical examination was performed.
doi:10.18410/jebmh/2016/931 fatcat:xkkhh3nlr5hlxhqdb4xllxqaqm