Aim: To identify the
characteristics of women with Breast cancer in Mosul city about their age at
diagnosis, disease stage, grade, and type of tumor
Methodology: This study was
approved by the ethical research committee at Nineveh health directorate. A
cross-sectional study was carried out in the city of Mosul-Iraq, Al Khanssa
teaching hospital for the period between 2019 -2020. Information related to the
patients was gathered via construct information sheet. Study samples were
obtained through biopsies taken from breast surgeries or mastectomy operations.
The sample was preserved in formalin solution with a concentration of 10%,
followed by treatment with automatic histoquinet tissue, paraffin embedded and
sectioned at 3-five microns before staining with H and E.
Results: the finding of the
present study shows that most women beyond to age group (40-50) years and mean
age at diagnosis is 47 years. Most women were in T2, stage III, and grade III,
respectively at the diagnosis. The majority of women with noninvasive ductal
Conclusion: Breast cancer in the
City of Mosul is relatively limited, but it affects the younger age group and
is presented beyond the early stage with higher pathological grade.
Cancer, Mosul, Iraq.