Incidence of Breast Cancer in Women from Agriculture based Areas of Costal Karnataka, India: A Twenty Year bservations from a Tertiary Care Hospital

Palatty, Princy Louis and Monteiro, Ashma Dorothy (2018) Incidence of Breast Cancer in Women from Agriculture based Areas of Costal Karnataka, India: A Twenty Year bservations from a Tertiary Care Hospital. Clinics in Oncology, 3. pp. 1-4.

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Abstract

Global data indicates that the incidence of breast cancer is on a rise and that more women are being diagnosed with it in both developed and developing countries. In this tertiary care hospital based twenty year retrospective study (1997 to 2017), an attempt has been to understand the changing trends in incidence of breast cancer in city, town and villages in the coastal districts (Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada) of Karnataka state India. Emphasis was also placed on understanding the incidence in villages and town that are predominately agriculture based to understand the role of pesticide spraying if any on the development of cancer. The results indicate that a total of 2045 patients had been diagnosed with cancer 1997 to 2017and that that the highest incidence was in women between the age of 41 to 60 years. The incidence of breast cancer was observed to be more in the city (48.26%) followed by town (44.99) and villages (6.75). Breast cancer was slightly more in the towns/villages where agriculture was dominant (29.7 vs. 2).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Breast cancer; Agribased; Dakshina kannada; Udupi; Uttara kannada
Subjects: Departments at MU > Statistics
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2019 10:25
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2019 10:25
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/152574

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