The Relationship between Age of Women and Type of Breast Cancer

Shukriyia Shadahan Chyad Al- Ogaili


Breast cancer (Bca) is the most common malignant tumor among women and second cause of  death from cancer among females (World Health Organization, 2003) worldwide breast cancer is the second most common type of cancer after lung cancer (10.4%) of all cancer incidences, both sexes counted and the fifth most of cancer death (Horner, 2008: 5).Aims: The present study carried out to identify the relationship between age of women and type of breast cancer.Subject and  Methods: Descriptive and analytic study was conducted for the period 1st of November 2011 to1st of march 2012, a purposive sample of (120) women was selected from AL-Sader medical teaching Hospital (center of breast disease) at An-Najaf city who attended for counseling and treatment (first of all diagnostic her breast cancer).Tools: Data were collected through interview of study samples questionnaire format was designed that consisted of three parts ,demographic variables, reproductive variables and variables related to breast cancer, descriptive & inferential statistical procedures were used to analyze the data.Results: Benign breast tumor are more common at women with age class (31-40) year whereas malignant breast tumors were common in women with age class (41-50) years and late age of menopausal at ( more than 50 year), also the result indicated that menopausal status and  age of menopause were significant relationship with increase for Breast Cancer.Conclusion and Recommendation: The study concluded that malignant breast cancer at An- Najaf city was found to be spread at the women with age of forties and fifties of year while breast benign tumor were found in the younger women and most of them from urban area, Education women about risk factors which can increase the risk of this disease such as obesity, fatty diets and late age of marriage.

Keywords: Breast Cancer, Malicious, Menopause, Technical Teaching University.

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