Author(s): Tadepalli V. N. Saratchandu1, Jakkula Kishore2, Satya Srinivas P3
The incidence of breast carcinoma in young females is increasing worldwide. Breast cancer in young is known to be more aggressive in behaviour than in older age group.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
This is a prospective analytical study in surgical oncology department of a tertiary hospital in past 5 years. In this study, we aimed to know the incidence, tumour biology (histopathology, grade, ER and PR status) and management of carcinoma breast in young females (<41 years age).
We studied a total of 320 cases of carcinoma breast of which 84 (26%) were below 41 years of age. The most common histology was ductal invasive carcinoma-`not otherwise specified.’ Stage IIb and grade 2 was the most common presentation. More than 50% of the cases showed ER/PR negative hormonal receptor status, which predicts poor prognosis in these young females of carcinoma breast.
We conclude that incidence of breast malignancies in young female (≤40 years of age) are increasing, while tumour of young age females found biologically aggressive as per histopathological findings and ER and PR status.