A Study of 100 Cases of Malignant Tumours of the Breast

T. Chenthil Sivamuthu, Heber Anandan
2017 Annals of International medical and Dental Research  
Breast cancer is the commonest malignancy in women worldwide. It cause about 20% of cancer deaths among females and has rightly been called the 'foremost cancer' in women. A high incidence of locally advanced disease and recurrent disease is reported in our institution. Aim: To characterize the clinical features and pattern of presentation of malignant tumors of the breast and to study the accuracy of FNAC and its Histopathological correlation. Methods: 100 cases of malignant tumor diseases of
more » ... tumor diseases of the breast admitted in the various surgical units of Tirunelveli Medical College Hospital, Tirunelveli. Results: The mean age of the patients in our study is 48.3 years. Majority of our cases belong to the locally advanced group (Stage III). FNAC was found to be 90.3% sensitive for carcinoma breast and accurate in 90% of cases. Invasive Ductal Carcinoma NOS type was the commonest (82%). Simple mastectomy with axillary dissection was the commonest surgery performed. All cases were followed up at regular intervals (3 -4 months).Conclusion: Majority of our patients belongs to the post menopausal group and is locally advanced (Stage III -51%). FNAC was found to be accurate in more than 90% of cases. To improve the disease free survival rate early detection of cases is needed. The high rate of recurrence (9%) can be reduced by good local control by surgery and post operative radiotherapy with systemic therapy for all node positive cases.
doi:10.21276/aimdr.2017.3.2.sg10 fatcat:4hf2b57dgffllllhym7nr322ka