Mojtaba Ahmadinejad and Farshad Zarei* Pages 117 - 120 ( 4 )
Background: Evaluation and screening of breast cancer demand significant primary care practice. Breast pain and nipple discharge are the frequent complaints owing to the benign conditions.Objective: In this study, we have investigated the prevalence of breast complaints among women referred to our clinic in Khorramabad, Iran. Methods: This is a cross-sectional study about the prevalence of breast-related complaints in women with breast problems referred to surgery clinic over a period of 6 months. Results: Among 151 patients, following outcomes were seen; breast pain (60.3%), lump (27.8%), nipple discharge (4%), lump with pain (4.6%) and other (0.7%). 11 patients were presented with lump malignancy (23.9%) including; fibrocystic change (56.5%) and fibro-adenoma (19.6%). Conclusion: This study showed that breast pain was the most common of all complaints and fibrocystic change was the most detected lump-type. Lumps were frequent in single women whereas, mastalgia was common in married women.
Nipple discharge, fibrocystic change, breast malignancy, mastalgia, breast cancer, benign.
Department of General Surgery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, Faculty of Medicine, Lorestan University of Medical Science, Khorramabad