Soofia Irfan, Muhammad Faisal Bilal Lodhi, Khalid Pervaiz, Muhammad Akram, Sumaira Kanwal, Muhammad Abdur Rehman, Muhammad Yaqoob, Tooba Inam, Usman Nisar, Asadullah Malik.
Relation of Breast Cancer with Parity and Breastfeeding.
Annals Punjab Med Coll Jan ;8(2):180-3.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship of breast cancer with parity and breastfeeding in local settings since no such studies have been carried out previously. The results of such study can provide data for comparison from other parts of country and international research. Study Design: Observational study. Place and Duration: Department of Surgery Allied Hospital Faisalabad between October 2013 and October 2014. Methods: A sample of 500 breast cancer patients diagnosed clinically and histopathologically was included in the study after informed consent. Patients were interviewed using a questionnaire. We observed the variables of age, parity, menstrual history and months of breastfeeding for each child. Analysis was done using SPSS version 12. 0. Results: In present study, 500 patients of breast cancer were included with age ranging from 28 years to 80 years. Most common age group was 40 to 50 years. 91.8% females with breast cancer were multiparous and all 91.8 % females gave history of breastfeeding their children. 48% of the females breastfed for more than 5 years, 40% of them for 1to5 years and 3.8 % of them for less than 1 year. Only 8.2% females who were either unmarried or had no issues did not breastfeed at all. Conclusion: In our local settings, multiparity and breastfeeding do not alter the risk of breast cancer and thus other risk factors must be studied.
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