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Table 1 Clinical and pathological characteristics of the patients

From: Breast cancer care in northern Ethiopia – cross-sectional analysis

Characteristics Number Proportion
Total Population 82 100%
Duration of symptoms in months
  ≤ 4 8 10%
 5–8 20 24%
 9–16 28 34%
 17–24 15 18%
  ≥ 25 11 13%
Menopausal Status (Women Only)
 Pre-menopausal 38 57%
 Post-menopausal 29 43%
 Main presenting Symptom   
 Breast pain 1 1%
 Breast Swelling 65 79%
 Pain outside breast 1 1%
 Ulceration 15 18%
Lateralization
 Right Breast 48 59%
 Left Breast 32 39%
 Bilateral 2 2%
Type of Surgery performed
 Surgery was not performed 26 32%
 Modified Radical Mastectomy 51 62%
 Simple Mastectomy 2 2%
 Palliative Mastectomy 3 4%
Histology
 Ductal Carcinoma 61 74%
 Breast Cancer NST 17 21%
 DCIS 1 1%
 Lobular Carcinoma 1 1%
 Mucinous Carcinoma 1 1%
 Papillary Carcinoma 1 1%
Grade of Differentiation
 G-1 14 17%
 G-2 30 37%
 G-3 26 32%
 Not reported 12 15%
First-line chemotherapy Given
 AC 50 61%
 FAC 14 17%
 AC + taxol 13 16%
 Chemotherapy not started 3 4%
 CAF 1 1%
 CMF 1 1%
Hormonal Therapy
 Anastrazole 6 7%
 No hormonal therapy 22 27%
 On Chemotherapy 36 44%
 Tamoxifen 18 22%