J Med Assoc Thai 2010; 93 (3):25

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Breast Cancer: Five-Year Survival in Srinagarind Hospital, Thailand
Aphinives P Mail, Punchai S , Vajirodom D , Bhudhisawasdi V

Background: Breast cancer is the second most common cancer among Thai women after cancer of the cervix.

Objective:
To investigate the overall five-year survival of breast cancer patients treated at Srinagarind hospital.

Material and Method: Between January 1998 and December 2002, 382 patients with breast cancer who got definite
treatment at Srinagarind hospital were included in the present study. Their medical records were reviewed including sex, age,
stage at diagnosis, histological types, histological grades, treatment modality and survival.

Results: There were 380 female patients (99.5%) and 2 male patients (0.5%). The peak age group was 41-50 years (38.5%),
mean age was 48.3 years old. The most common histological type was invasive ductal carcinoma (95.3%). Most patients
received surgical treatment (91.9%) and chemotherapy (94.2%). The overall five-year survival rate was 63%. The overall
five-year survival rate in stage I, II, III and IV were 100%, 85%, 39% and 9% respectively.

Conclusion:
The peak age of breast cancer was 41-50 years old. The overall five-year survival rate was 63%.

Keywords:
Breast cancer, Treatment modality, Five-year survival

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