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Clinical, sociodemographic and epidemiological profile of woman with breast cancer

Perfil clínico, sociodemográfico e epidemiológico da mulher com câncer de mama
Perfil clínico, socio-demográfica y epidemiológica de las mujeres con cáncer de mama

Magalhães, Gabriela; Brandão-Souza, Camila; Matos, Jéssica Carvalho de; Fustinoni, Suzete Maria; Schirmer, Janine


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Abstract Objective: To describe the main clinical, therapeutic and epidemiological characteristics of women diagnosed with breast cancer in the Pérola Byington Hospital, between the years 2000 and 2006. Methods: This was a cross sectional study and quantitative nature. Data collection was performed using a structured form. Results: Most of the women were married, white, with low education, catholic and housewives. About 75% had at least one pregnancy, and 33.1% breastfed. Just over 30% had hormone replacement. Smokers were 14.7% and 2.7% were ex-smokers. The initial clinical staging of highest incidence are the II and III, representing together 66.5% of cases. Before the first consultation, 91.3% of women had no diagnosis of breast cancer and no prior treatment. Conclusion: Knowing the profile of women affected by breast cancer is essential for targeting of resources and decision-making.
Thesaurusschlagwörter cancer; woman; epidemiology; social factors; demographic factors; health promotion; early diagnosis; Brazil; South America
Klassifikation Medizin, Sozialmedizin
Freie Schlagwörter Breast neoplasms
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2017
Seitenangabe S. 473-479
Zeitschriftentitel Revista de Pesquisa: Cuidado é Fundamental Online, 9 (2017) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.9789/2175-5361.2017.v9i2.473-479
ISSN 2175-5361
Status Veröffentlichungsversion; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht-kommerz. 4.0