Assessment of Effect of Lump Size and Nodal Status on Prognosis of Invasive Breast Carcinoma

Invasive Breast Carcinoma

  • C. Asha Associate Professor, Department of General Surgery, Subbaiah Institute of Medical Sciences, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
  • S. Vijay Kumar Professor, Department of General Surgery, Surabhi institute of Medical Sciences, Siddipet, Telangana, India
Keywords: Breast tumor, Lymph nodes, lump size


Background: Latest report on national cancer registry website in India suggest breast cancer to be leading cancer in females in a population based survey, surpassing cervical cancer, at both urban and rural locations across India. The present study was conducted to assess effect of lump size and nodal status on prognosis of invasive breast carcinoma. Subjects & Methods: The study was done in Department of General Surgery for a period of six months from September 2019 to February 2020 in a tertiary care hospital among 45 women with invasive breast carcinoma was recorded. In all patients, side and location of tumour and histological types, tumour size, histological grade, skin, nipple and areola invasion was recorded. Results: Group I had 6, II had 8, III had 4, IV had 5, V had 2, VI had 6, VII had 7, VIII had 3 and IX had 4 patients. Location was upper outer quadrant (22), upper inner quadrant (5), lower outer quadrant (4), lower inner quadrant (3), center quadrant (9) and multifocal tumour (2). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: The size of the primary tumour and the number of positive lymph nodes has an inverse linear relationship with prognosis.


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