A prospective study on carcinoma breast in young Indian females
Author(s): Dr. Sandeep Gupta, Dr. Surendra Beniwal, Dr. Shankar Jakhar and Dr. Jitendra Acharya
Abstract:Introduction: The frequency of breast carcinoma in young females is increasing globally. Breast cancer in young is known to be more destructive than in older age group. Materials and Methods: This is a prospective analytical study in surgical oncology department of a tertiary hospital in past 4 years. In this study, we intended to know the incidence, tumour biology and managing of carcinoma breast in young females (<41 years age). Results: We include 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. Conclusion: We find that incidence of breast malignancies in young female (≤40 years of age) are increasing, while tumour of young age females set up biologically aggressive as per histopathological findings and ER and PR status.