Print ISSN: 1683-3589

Online ISSN: 2409-501X

Keywords : BIRAD


BREAST CANCER AMONG WOMEN IN BASRAH, IRAQ: A DESCRIPTIVE STUDY IN BIRAD 1 & 2 SCREENED CASES

Mazin H Al-Hawwaz; Hayder Hashim Abdulsamad; Rajaa Ahmed Mahmoud

Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2021, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 51-58
DOI: 10.33762/bsurg.2021.168438

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women around the age of menopause. With an advice from WHO, screening programs are encouraged globally for detection of the breast cancer in early stage using mammography imaging technique that is used to understand the breast health and early detection of breast lumps.The study aimed to determine the socio-demographic characteristics of breast cancer screened cases among women aged above 35 years in Basrah with studying the time trend of registered breast cancer cases in Basrah from 2014 to 2020. In addition, it also aimed to detect malignant cases among Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) 1 & 2 breast cancer screened cases. This is a database descriptive study using mammography medical records of women attended to Basrah Cancer screening Center in Basrah Teaching Hospital. A total of 448 female patients who had histopathological result indicating breast cancer and were classified according to mammogram (BI-RADS) grading methodology in the period 2014-2020. The study found that above 55 years of age multipara women were the highest group affected by breast cancer. Most importantly, malignancy was detected in 20% of breast cancer cases that were categorized as BIRAD 1 & 2.In conclusion, women with BIRAD 1 & 2 should be included in active follow-up examinations to detect any little risk that the lesions are malignant.Key words: Breast Cancer, Basrah, BIRAD, mammography screen