Cancer of the breast: 5-year survival in a tertiary hospital in Uganda

@article{Gakwaya2008CancerOT,
  title={Cancer of the breast: 5-year survival in a tertiary hospital in Uganda},
  author={A Gakwaya and Joseph B Kigula-Mugambe and Awusi Kavuma and A Luwaga and Jane Fualal and Josephat Jombwe and Moses Galukande and D Kanyike},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={99},
  pages={63 - 67}
}
The objective was to investigate survival of breast cancer patients at Mulago Hospital. A retrospective study of the medical records of 297 breast cancer patients referred to the combined breast clinic housed in the radiotherapy department between 1996 and 2000 was done. The female/male ratio was 24 : 1. The age range was 22–85 years, with a median of 45 years and peak age group of 30–39 years. Twenty-three percent had early disease (stages 0–IIb) and 26% had metastatic disease. Poorly… CONTINUE READING
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