Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 407-415
Survey of Breast Diseases in Women in Amritsar
Bhupinder Singh Walia1, Venita Kapur2, Shreedevi K.N3
1Assistant Professor, 2Professor, 3Resident,
Department of Surgery, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital/Government Medical College, Amritsar
Corresponding Author: Shreedevi K.N
Breast diseases are one of the most common ailments among females and carcinoma breast remains one of the most dreaded human diseases. Because of the wide variation in the spectrum of breast diseases this study was done to know the trends in Amritsar district of Punjab State of India. In this study 2500 females from urban and rural population of Amritsar were screened for breast diseases and various risk factors studied. A total of 639 cases of breast diseases including both benign and malignant diseases were reported with disease prevalence more among urban population. Prevalence of fibrocystic disease was the maximum among benign breast diseases followed by that of fibroadenoma. Carcinoma breast was reported among 15.2% cases. Benign breast diseases are more common than malignancy among the urban population. Our study also served the aim of early detection of breast cancer and its treatment.
Key words: Breast diseases, risk factors, carcinoma breast.