Prevalence of Breast Cancer Among Cancer Patients Attending Cancer Clinic at Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State - International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts & Science | IJARBAS

Issue: 9, Volume: 3, Year: 2021

Prevalence of Breast Cancer Among Cancer Patients Attending Cancer Clinic at Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Date of Publication : 14, Sep, 2021

Date Of Acceptance : 25 August, 2021

Author: ADERIBIGBE, Olusegun (RN, RNA, B.NSc, M.Sc.)

Co Author: OJO, Owolabi Dele (MBChB, FWACS, FMCS), OWOEYE, Isaiah Dada

Area of research / Subject: Prevalence of Breast Cancer Among Cancer Patients Attending Cancer Clinic at Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State

The study examined the prevalence of breast cancer among cancer patients attending cancer clinic at Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State. Specifically, the study examined the prevalence of and the most common types of breast cancer among patients attending cancer clinic, Federal Teaching Hospital Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State. This study was a ten (10) years retrospective, descriptive study of consecutive female adult with diagnosis of breast cancer attending cancer clinic. The facility was purposively selected being the only Federal Teaching Hospital in Ekiti State where national cancer registry is located. This study was a 10-year retrospective study and the data extracted from the patient’s case note and clinic register includes age, religion, ethnicity, occupation, gravid, parity, number of children, date of admission, date of discharge and stages of breast cancer. Descriptive statistics of frequency, percentage, mean and standard deviation where applicable and inferential statistics of Pearson correlation was used for testing both hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed high prevalence of breast cancer among other categories of cancer. In addition, the most occurring stage of breast cancer was stage 2. The study also revealed that socio-demographic characteristics influence prevalence of breast cancer while reproductive history was related to prevalence of breast cancer. It was recommended among others that Nurses should health educate all the women of childbearing age on how to do self-breast examination, because it enhances early detection of breast cancer.

Keywords: Prevalence, Breast Cancer,  Cancer,

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Author(s), ADERIBIGBE, Olusegun (RN, RNA, B.NSc, M.Sc.), OJO, Owolabi Dele (MBChB, FWACS, FMCS), OWOEYE, Isaiah Dada, (2021). “Prevalence of Breast Cancer Among Cancer Patients Attending Cancer Clinic at Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State”. Name of the Journal:  International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts and Science, (IJARBAS.COM), P, 1- 10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5508125 , Issue: 9, Vol.: 3, Article: 1, Month: September, Year: 2021. Retrieved from https://www.ijarbas.com/all-issues/

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Keywords : Prevalence, Breast Cancer, Cancer,

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Number: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5508125

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