Shahid Mahmood, Muhammad Masood Khokhar, Muhammad Sadiq, Nazzuk Shahid, Komal Shahid.
Carcinoma Breast and Stage of Tumor Relationship between duration of Carcinoma Breast and Stage of Tumor.
Pak J Med Health Sci Jan ;8(2):457-60.

Aim: To determine relationship between the stage of tumor and duration of disease in patients presenting with carcinoma breast in a tertiary care hospital of Pakistan. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Department of Surgery, Fauji Foundation Hospital Rawalpindi from 1st March 2009 to 28th February 2010. 120 patients were included by convenient sampling. Results: Out of 120 patients, 50 patients presented within 6 months of onset of their symptoms. Majority of the patients who presented before 6 months were in early stages of their disease. Whereas 34 patients presented more than 12 months of onset of their disease. Out of these 34 patients, 24 patients(70.58%) were in advance stage (stage 3 or 4). Conclusion: Duration of disease is directly related to the stage of breast carcinoma.

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