Investigating the Survival Rate in Women with Breast Cancer in Iran
Author(s): Arezoo Shayan, Hassan Ahmadinia, Soghra Rabiee, Sharareh Niksiar and Batul Khodakarami*
Introduction: The study aimed to "Investigating Survival Rate in Patients Referring to Breast Cancer Registry Centre and Hamadan Oncology Centres".
Methods: The demographic data and pathologic findings of the patients were extracted from the Cancer Registry Centre of Hamadan province, and supplementary data were completed using a designed questionnaire through personal interviews with patients or their relatives. Information concerning the mortality registration program was used to determine the patient’s life status and their death date.
Result: Of 107 cancer patients, 75 subjects were survived. The mean life span since the incidence of the disease until death was 37.5 months and for the rest of the patients (up to the end of the study), it was approximately 63 months. 56.1% were in the vicinity of the communications pole. The disease of 23% of the subjects exposed to waves, led to their death, and the survival rate of those exposed to communication waves was less than the other group. There was no significant difference in survival rates in terms of employment, education, and marriage (P>0.05). In urban residents, the disease of 27.6% has led to their death, while this ratio was 55.6% in the rural group. The survival rate in the two groups of rural and urban was significantly different (p=0.002) and the survival rate of the subjects who lived in the village was less than the other group.
Conclusion: Living in the village and being in the vicinity of the communication pole have been effective in reduced life span.