International Journal of Hematology and Oncology 2024, Vol 34, Num 1 Page(s): 117-123
Retrospective Evaluation of the Female Patients with Breast Cancer: Western Black Sea Region, Unicentered, Clinical Data of Oncology

Huseyin ENGIN1, Faruk SAYLIK2, Cemil BILIR1

1Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Oncology, Zonguldak, TURKEY
2Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Zonguldak, TURKEY

Keywords: Breast cancer, Woman, Prognosis, Survival
Breast cancer is the most common female cancer in the world wide with 30% of all women cancer and second most common cause of cancer death in women. Oncology department of Bulent Ecevit University Faculty of Medicine is the only cancer center in western part of Black Sea region. We investigated retrospectively our data of women breast cancer between the period of 2000 and 2010 in this region. The mean age of the study population was 49.90 ± 12 years and mean follow-up time was 4 ± 2 years. The distribution of patients by the age, 25% or patients under 40 years old, 32% between the 40-50 years old and 43% of them over the 50 years old. 92.6% of the patients were presented with a palpable mass. The most common type of breast cancer was invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) in 312 patients (80%). Prognosis of the study population; 309 patients (80%) are surviving without any disease. Sixty-six patients (17%) had progression, 7 of 390 patients (1,8%) had local recurrence and 15 patients (3.8%) died. While the breast cancer is one of the most commonly seen solid organ tumors in Black Sea region and, based on the literature, no significant differences were observed for prognostic factors, longer life expectancy of the patients with advanced stage disease may be attributed to higher number of patients with hormonal positivity and therapy adherence.