2017, Number 1
Clinical and epidemiological features of breast cancer patients at «Dr. Celestino Hernández Robau» University Hospital from 2010 to 2014
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ABSTRACTA prospective, longitudinal and descriptive research was aimed at describing clinical and epidemiological features of breast cancer patients at «Dr. Celestino Hernández Robau» Hospital from January, 2010 to December, 2014. Population was constituted by all patients (1328) histologically diagnosed with breast cancer in this period, and an intentional sample of 1315 was selected. Information was taken from their medical records. Diagnosis of breast cancer in women showed an increased tendency during 2010-2014 in Villa Clara; climacteric stage and white skin color predominated. Family histories of breast cancer in first degree consanguinity were very frequent, as well as, premature menarche. Presence of nodule was the most referred symptom and diagnosis was made mainly in stage III. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy were the main treatments applied and the most frequent complications were cardiovascular disorders and radiodermitis. Patients alive without disease prevailed at the end of these five years.
Torres-Mejía G, Ortega-Olvera C, Ángeles-Llerenas A, Villalobos-Hernández AL, Salmerón-Castro J, Lazcano-Ponce E, et al. Patrones de utilización de programas de prevención y diagnóstico temprano de cáncer en la mujer. Salud Pública Méx [internet]. 2013 [citado 4 sep. 2015];55(Supl. 2):[aprox. 8 p.]. Disponible en: http://www.scielo.org.mx/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0036-36342013000800022&lng=es