S. Venkata Reddy1, B. Anuradha2, N.Dinesh3, P.Sushma4, A.B.Jagadeesh5
Breast carcinoma is the most common malignant tumour and the leading cause of death in women worldwide. It accounts for 15% of all cancer deaths in women. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 70% of breast cancers occur in women with none of the known risk factors.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
The study population comprised patients of carcinoma breast attending to surgical op and admitted in surgical units 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 at Government General Hospital, Kakinada during November 2013 to November 2015.
Most common in females, breast lump is most common presentation, increased incidence in postmenopausal women, urban population has a higher incidence, upper outer quadrant is most commonly involved.
In our study, higher incidence is found in 5th decade, mostly in postmenopausal women from urban areas, most commonly located in upper outer quadrant.