Authors

ALI MAHADAVI*, TAHOORA MOUSAVI**, FATEMEH DEHKHODA***, JAMSHID YAZDANI CHARATI****, RAVANBAKHSH ESMAEILI*****

Departments

*MSc. in Nursing, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran - **MSc. in Psychology, Mazandaran University ofbMedical Sciences, Sari, Iran. - ***MSc. in Microbiology, Biology Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran - ****Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran - *****Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

Abstract

Introduction: Breast Cancer is one of the most common cancer and cause of death in Iranian women, so that 32% of women suffer this disease. Due to high incidence of this disease and its consequences in the society, this study aimed to determine the prevalence of breast cancer in the east of Mazandaran province in 2010 to 2013.

´╗┐Methodology: This is a correlational study. Samples were selected by simple random sampling and through discovering 103224 file of patients in Behshahr Imam Khomeini Hospital from 2010-2013. Then, data were analysed by descriptive statistical test and SPSS 20 statistical software.

Findings: by studying the patients file, it was founded that 159 cases (0.001%) suffered all kinds of Cancer in which 46 cases (28.9%) was related to Breast Cancer. The people who suffered cancer included 4 male (8.7%) and 42 female (91.3%) in the age group 34-83 years old and average age of 11.06 ┬▒ 55.77.

Conclusion: The results of the study showed that the average age of Breast Cancer is lower in Iran compared to foreign statistic. The incidence of Breast Cancer in most of western countries was below 40 years old.

Keywords

Breast Cancer, Prevalence, East of Mazandaran Province.