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Breast cancer in ghanaian women: what has changed?
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PMID:  23765539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Objectives: To evaluate breast cancer in Ghanaian women and to compare these findings with those of previous studies by using histopathologic data. Methods: A review of all breast cancer specimens from January 2005 through December 2009 in our institution was conducted. Results: Of 4,109 female breast specimens reviewed, 1,342 (32.7%) were malignant. Mean (SD) patient age was 50.3 (13.3) years, and mean size of the primary tumors was 4.5 cm. Eighteen (1.3%) specimens were malignant phyllodes tumors. Significant positive associations were found between size of the primary tumor and histologic type (P = .01), histologic grade (P = .001), nodal involvement (P < .001), and TNM stage (P < .001). Conclusions: More than 3 decades after the first publication of breast cancer in Ghanaian women, patients are still presenting with large clinically and histologically advanced invasive cancers.
Authors:
Der Muonir Edmund; Simon B Naaeder; Yao Tettey; Richard K Gyasi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of clinical pathology     Volume:  140     ISSN:  1943-7722     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Clin. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370470     Medline TA:  Am J Clin Pathol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-102     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Dept of Pathology, University of Ghana Medical School, PO Box 77, Korle-Bu, Accra, Ghana; maadelle@yahoo.com.
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