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Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study

Mustafa Girgin, Kazim Duman, Salih Burcin Kavak, Ebru Kavak.

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Introduction: Systematic screening for breast cancer is performed to reduce the current mortality rate and incidence by diagnosing the patients during the early stage and asymptomatic phase of the disease. A high quality screening program may produce a long-lasting decrease in mortality only if the treatment is of an equal standard.
Patients and Method: 350 patients’ medical records, including breast physical examinations, age, gender, mammography findings, number of gravidity, parity and abortion, curettage, whether or not there is systemic and endocrinological disease present and pelvic masses were analyzed retrospectively.
Result: Most of the patients (91.1%) had no breast pathological findings. 2.6% of patients had fibroadenoma and 4.6% had fibrocystic breast changes exhibited through mammography. One patient was found to have a breast mass. In that patient, tru-cut biopsy revealed infiltrating ducal carcinoma.
Conclusion: A multidisciplinary cancer screening program should be maintained. With such a process, the aim is to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the disease without adversely affecting the health conditions of asymptomatic individuals based on the screening. Success is brought about by the combination of individual features.

Key words: Breast cancer, screening, early diagnosis


 
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Girgin M, Duman K, Kavak SB, Kavak E. Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study. Arch Clin Exp Surg. 2017; 6(1): 23-27. doi:10.5455/aces.20160114010107


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Girgin M, Duman K, Kavak SB, Kavak E. Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study. Arch Clin Exp Surg. (2017), [cited January 19, 2018]; 6(1): 23-27. doi:10.5455/aces.20160114010107



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Girgin, M., Duman, K., Kavak, S. B. & Kavak, E. (2017) Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study. Arch Clin Exp Surg, 6 (1), 23-27. doi:10.5455/aces.20160114010107



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Girgin, Mustafa, Kazim Duman, Salih Burcin Kavak, and Ebru Kavak. 2017. Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 6 (1), 23-27. doi:10.5455/aces.20160114010107



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Girgin, Mustafa, Kazim Duman, Salih Burcin Kavak, and Ebru Kavak. "Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 6 (2017), 23-27. doi:10.5455/aces.20160114010107



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Girgin, Mustafa, Kazim Duman, Salih Burcin Kavak, and Ebru Kavak. "Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study." Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES) 6.1 (2017), 23-27. Print. doi:10.5455/aces.20160114010107



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Girgin, M., Duman, K., Kavak, S. B. & Kavak, E. (2017) Breast cancer screening: An outpatient clinic study. Archives of Clinical and Experimental Surgery (ACES), 6 (1), 23-27. doi:10.5455/aces.20160114010107





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