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Prevalence of Breast Cancer Among High Risk Women In Selected Rural Areas At Puducherry

S. Lavanya, Uma Maheswar R

Keywords : Breast Cancer, Mammogram

Citation Information : Lavanya S, R UM. Prevalence of Breast Cancer Among High Risk Women In Selected Rural Areas At Puducherry. 2018; 11 (3):9-12.

DOI: 10.5005/pjn-11-3-9

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer among women regardless of race and ethnicity. Worldwide 10 million new cases of invasive cancer are diagnosed each year. 10% arise in the breast, which makes it the second most common site of malignant neoplasm after lung (WHO 2001). In India, for the year 2012, about 144,937 women were newly detected with breast cancer and 70,218 women died of breast cancer. The burden of breast cancer in India (18.5%) is increasing. The peak occurrence in developed countries are above the age of 50 whereas in India it is above the age of 40. Descriptive research design was adopted for this study. The population of the study was Women in the age between 40 -60 yrs, residing seliamedu village Puducherry. 7 women with high risk factors of Breast Cancer were undergone Mammogram to confirm the diagnosis of Breast cancer. The data were analyzed through descriptive statistics. The present study revealed that among 200 women, seven women were suspected with high risk factors and out of that seven, two women were diagnosed as breast cancer with the help of Mammogram-the confirmatory diagnostic measure.

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