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October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
David O Irabor, Oluwole G Ajao
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October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Amr Muhammed, Esraa Elnakib, Mahmoud Nady
Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans is a rare form of soft tissue sarcoma that tends to invade and recur locally. The most common site of this disease is head, neck and extremities; however, the involvement of the breast has been reported. We present a case with a dermatofibrosarcoma of the breast that is composed of low-grade spindle cells which are positive for CD43. She was treated by wide surgical excision followed by adjuvant external beam irradiation at a dose of 60 Gray. After a follow-up of 24 months, no local-regional or distant recurrence was detected...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Mohsin Dani, Sarah Pinder, Ian Fentiman
Inflammatory tumour (IPT) consists of spindle cells, mature plasma cells, histiocytes, lymphocytes and eosinophils. Most frequently presenting in the respiratory tract it can also affect other sites such as breast. This case was a 73-year old woman presenting with a left breast lump, clinically indeterminate (P3), proven on biopsy to be IPT. Seven years later she returned with bilateral breast lumps and underwent triple assessment followed by wide excisions which confirmed the diagnosis of IPTs. Because it can be difficult to differentiate IPT from a low-grade spindle cell metaplastic breast carcinoma (SpCMBC) wide excision to achieve clear margins should be achieved to exclude malignancy...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Aylin Erdim, Gülce Kayıkçı, Selin Doğu, Derya Zıvalı, Gizem Pehlivan, A Özdemir Aktan
Objective: Screening mammography is recommended to women at a certain age to achieve an early diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to find out how breast carcinoma was diagnosed and the impact of the method of diagnosis on the stage of the tumor. Materials and Methods: In this study, 903 operated breast cancer patients, between 2010-2016, in a large volume Marmara University Istanbul Pendik Education and Research Hospital were analyzed retrospectively. Patients presenting with clinical symptoms and those diagnosed with screening were investigated separately...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Gül Kanyılmaz, Sıddıka Fındık, Berrin Benli Yavuz, Meryem Aktan
Objective: The prognostic importance of extracapsular extension (ECE) in breast cancer is not yet clear, especially in patients with pathological T1-2 and N1 (pT1-2N1) disease. We aimed to investigate whether the extent of ECE was an independent prognostic factor for survival outcomes in patients with pT1-2N1 breast cancer. Materials and Methods: A total number of 131 patients with pT1-2N1 breast cancer treated between 2009 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Burcu Çakar, Zeki Sürmeli, Pınar Gürsoy Öner, Elif Sıla Yelim, Bülent Karabulut, Ruchan Uslu
Objective: Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) has an unfavourable prognosis despite the advances made in the treatment of breast cancer. Our study aimed to define immunohistochemistry-based surrogate subtype distribution to determine whether the breast cancer subtype accompanied survival outcome differences in IBC. Materials and Methods: Medical records of female breast cancer patients with non-metastatic inflammatory breast cancer admitted to our clinic between March 2000 and December 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Kübra Erturhan Türk, Meryem Yılmaz
Objective: The objective of the present study was to determine effect on quality of life (QoL) and body image level following mastectomy among breast cancer (BC) survivors. Materials and Methods: In this descriptive study was carried out between February 2015 and December 2016 with 57 women with modified radical mastectomy and who in stage II and stage III. Data were collected using the socio-demographic and body cathexis scale, Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B) to determine QoL...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Ashraf Kan'an
Objective: The purposes of this study were to assess the level of Breast Cancer (BC) awareness of Jordanian female university students, measure their attitudes toward BC treatment, and compare the level of awareness and attitudes of students in the science and humanities faculties. Materials and Methods: The current study was cross-sectional and conducted among female students in Zarqa University in Jordan. Stratified random sampling and simple random sampling were employed to select the colleges and the students, respectively...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Hiromi Okuyama, Seigo Nakamura, Sadako Akashi-Tanaka, Terumasa Sawada, Takashi Kuwayama, Satoko Handa, Yasuhisa Kato
Objective: A previous randomized phase II study showed that neoadjuvant nab-paclitaxel (nab-PTX) 100 mg/m2 ) was effective and well-tolerated in patients with HER2-negative early-stage breast cancer, compared with docetaxel (DTX). We evaluated patient outcomes in terms of the Functional Assessment of Cancer Therapy-Breast (FACT-B), as a measure of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Materials and Methods: Stage I-III HER2-negative breast cancer patients from the previous study were included...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Ismail Jatoi
Genetic testing is now widely utilized to identify women with a hereditary predisposition for breast cancer. Women who carry mutations that increase breast cancer risk may consider three options to reduce risk: screening, chemoprevention, and prophylactic surgery. Yet, no randomized trials have specifically assessed the efficacy of these options in mutation carriers. In many developed countries, mammography is regarded as the optimal means of screening for breast cancer in the general population. However, breast MRI is a more sensitive screening tool, and for mutation carriers, any breast cancer screening strategy should incorporate screening with MRI...
October 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Mine Özşen, Şahsine Tolunay, M Şehsuvar Gökgöz
Granulomatous lobular mastitis is a rare chronic breast disease, firstly described by Kessler and Wolloch in 1972. In this article we present a 35-year-old patient with granulomatous lobular mastitis and in situ ductal carcinoma and discuss clinicopathological characteristics of the disease with literature data. A 35-year-old female patient admitted to the outpatient clinic with a complaint of swelling in right breast ongoing since March 2017. On the basis of physical examination and radiological examinations, antibiotic therapy was initiated considering the inflammatory breast disease and the patient was referred to our general surgery clinic because she did not benefit from treatment...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Enver Özkurt, Mustafa Tükenmez, Ravza Yılmaz, Neslihan Cabioğlu, Mahmut Müslümanoğlu, Ahmet Said Dinççağ, Abdullah İğci, Vahit Özmen
Objective: Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare type of cancer in the breast cancer series and in the male population. Data is usually extrapolated from female breast cancer (FBC) studies. We aim to study the clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of MBC patients at our institution and we aim to emphasize the differences compared with FBC. Materials and Methods: Between January 1993 and April 2016, 56 male patients who were diagnosed as breast cancer and underwent surgical operation were retrospectively analyzed...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Çetin Ordu, Kezban Nur Pilancı, Gül Alço, Filiz Elbüken, Ülkühan İner Köksal, Serkan İlgun, Dauren Sarsenov, Ayşe Esra Aydın, Alper Öztürk, Zeynep İyigün Erdoğan, Filiz Ağaçayak, Fatmagül Çubuk, Coşkun Tecimer, Yeşim Eralp, Tomris Duymaz, Fatma Aktepe, Vahit Özmen
Objective: In this retrospective study, chemotherapy induced amenorrhea in patients with early stage breast cancer and its effects on survival were investigated. Materials and Methods: Two hundred fifty-two patients received adjuvant chemotherapy without ovarian suppression treatment (OST) from 600 premenopausal patients were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups; with amenorrhea and without, and compared with clinicopathologic features and survival...
July 2018: European journal of breast health
Khursheda Akhtar, Khodeza Akhtar, M Mizanur Rahman
Objective: Various treatment options including alternative medicine is available in underdeveloped countries which attracts easily the community with low profile. This study aimed to find perception of the use and mode use of alternative medicine (AM) by Bangladeshi Breast cancer patients which may influence timely treatment seeking. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was performed to determine the spectrum in use of alternative medicine and compare the use of alternative medicine with their delay in presentation...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Tülay Canda, Ekrem Yavuz, Necmettin Özdemir, Sennur İlvan, Serpil Sak Dizbay, Merih Güray Durak, Sıtkı Tuzlalı, Osman Zekioğlu, Atakan Demir, Handan Onur, Kasım Üstündağ, Burçe Göktaş
Objective: As patients with increased human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) overexpression are more likely to benefit from trastuzumab treatment, the accuracy of HER2 receptor status in breast cancer patients is significant for appropriate disease management. However, this assessment is not harmonized and results may be highly variable between centers. The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of interlaboratory variability in the results of HER2 expression reported by 5 participating centers and to assess the concordance between these centers and a reference laboratory...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Cemile İdiz, Coşkun Çakır, Abdulhakim İbrahim Ulusoy, Ufuk Oğuz İdiz
Objective: Smoking, caffeine, oral contraception, and exercise are the most cited factors for premenstrual mastalgia in the literature, but remain controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the most often proposed nutritional factors for cyclic breast pain. Materials and Methods: Patients who met the criteria for participation in the mastalgia or control group were included in this case-control study. The age, body mass index, educational status, duration of breast pain, visual analog scale (VAS) pain score (0 to 10), number of births, use of oral contraception, exercise habits, drinking coffee, tea, alcohol and water, smoking history, and eating fast food and dessert were examined using a questionnaire...
July 2018: European journal of breast health
Kamile Kırca, Sevinç Kutlutürkan
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the symptoms experience and quality of life in patients with breast cancer receiving the taxane class of drugs. Materials and Methods: This study was performed between November 2015 March 2016 in a chemotherapy unit of a university hospital with 48 patients, who agreed to participate in the study. The Memorial Symptom Rating Score (MSAS), Socio-demographic and Clinical Features Form, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Breast (EORTC QLQ- BR23) measures specific to breast cancer were used to obtain data...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Marzieh Rakhshkhorshid, Maryam Navaee, Narges Nouri, Fatemeh Safarzaii
Objective: The incidence of breast cancer among Iranian women is increasing, and 70% of patients are diagnosed at advanced stages. The current study aimed at evaluating the association of health literacy (HL) with breast cancer knowledge, perception, and screening behavior in women. Materials and Methods: The current cross- sectional, descriptive study was conducted on 250 women who referred to health centers in Zahedan, Iran. Data collection instrument included a demographic information form, Iranian Health Literacy Questionnaire (IHLQ), and Champion's health belief model scale...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Eve Boakes, Amy Woods, Natalie Johnson, Naim Kadoglou
Mastitis is a common condition that predominates during the puerperium. Breast abscesses are less common, however when they do develop, delays in specialist referral may occur due to lack of clear protocols. In secondary care abscesses can be diagnosed by ultrasound scan and in the past the management has been dependent on the receiving surgeon. Management options include aspiration under local anesthetic or more invasive incision and drainage (I&D). Over recent years the availability of bedside/clinic based ultrasound scan has made diagnosis easier and minimally invasive procedures have become the cornerstone of breast abscess management...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
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