Breast diseases patterns among women attending early detection breast diseases clinic in Diwanya City/ Iraq during 2019
Hassan A Naiem, Ridha Saihood Dakheel, Tareq Jawad Kadem
Background and Objectives: Breast diseases in women, whether benign or malignant, are very commonly encountered. The pattern of breast diseases varies within countries. The aim of this study was to identify the patterns of breast diseases and their association with different variables in women attending Early detection Breast Diseases clinic in Diwanya City/Iraq. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study conducted at Early detection Breast Diseases clinic in Diwanya City/Iraq during 2019. All women of all age groups that attending Early detection Breast Diseases clinic in Diwanya City/Iraq were included in this study. The women were classified according to their final diagnosis into 3 categories: normal, benign and malignant breast disease. Results: Benign breast diseases diagnosed among women was (13.6%) while malignant breast diseases comprised (0.61%) and the rest of women (85.7%) was normal. The most common presentation of complaining women was mastalgia with mass (31.1%), mastalgia (39.6%), and mass alone (29.2%). Fibro-adenoma was the commonest benign condition of benign breast diseases (48.0%). Conclusions: Benign conditions are the most common diagnosis affecting mainly younger women. Breast cancer though diagnosed less frequently, which indicate the need for more studies and social education, yet the incidence rate of the women to the center is encouraging.