SURVEY OF BREAST CANCER IN WASIT PROVINCE , IRAQ
Keywords:Breast cancer, women, wasit, Iraq, Gender
Introduction: Cancer is one of the most common causes of death among females. In our research, cancer data were collected in Wasit Governorate for patients who were referred to Al-Zahra Educational Hospital for the period From February 2010 to February 2019. The results showed that breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in Wasit governorate and by percentage (35.4%) with 341 out of 966 cases of cancer. Methods: Data were collected from data base between the year (2010 to 2019), with the highest rate of cases in 2013, which isaround 139 cases , of these cases around 71 were breast cancer (51.07% recurrence). Surprisingly the lowest cases were recorded in a year after (2014) with total cancer cases of 65 from them 21 cases of breast cancer only. Results: About the relationship between breast cancer and gender, breast cancer recorded 95.60% of the cases in females, while percentage of men cases only 4.39%. Conclusion: The higher percentage of the cases were around 40- 49 years old , 92 cases (27%) , 80 cases (23.5%) were in the age group (50-59 years) and 65cases (19%) were in the age group (30-39 years) and 51 cases (15%) were in the age group (60-69 years) ). The lowest percentage of breast cancer was in the 10-19 age group, with only two cases (0.5%).
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