Caracterização de mulheres com cancro da mama atendidas em uma unidade hospitalar

Translated title of the contribution: Characterization of women with breast cancer treated at a hospital unit

Irene M. S. Oliveira, Angela M. S. F. Meneses, Amanda G. Torres, Kayo H. J. F. Sousa, Camila A. P. L. Almeida

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Objective: To describe the sociodemographic and clinical aspects of women with breast cancer treated at a hospital. Methods: Documentary, descriptive and quantitative study, carried out in a referral hospital unit for the care of people with breast cancer, in Northeastern Brazil. 79 charts of women with breast cancer were analyzed. A form was used that included socio-demographic, clinical and health-related aspects. The data were submitted to descriptive analysis using the BioEstat 3.0 Program. RESULTS: Approximately 66% are in the 41 to 60 age group. Reproductive characteristics showed that 12.66% of women started menarche from the age of 10, 31 had at least one type of disease identified: hypertension 13 (56.5%), diabetes mellitus 7 (30.4%), allergy 5 (21.7%). Mastectomy was the most frequent surgery (63.2%). The empirical findings reported in this study showed that 30.4% had diabetes mellitus and 56% hypertension. Family history was determined to be an important risk factor for the development of breast cancer. Conclusion: The results can be subsidies for the development of larger studies related to the theme, which makes it possible to contribute to increase the visibility of public agencies and health services.
Translated title of the contributionCharacterization of women with breast cancer treated at a hospital unit
Original languagePortuguese
Article number1
Pages (from-to)47-51
Number of pages5
JournalBrazilian Journal of Global Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 27 Nov 2020


  • Population characteristics
  • Breast neoplasms
  • Women
  • Hospital


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