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Ali Ghannam Alrashdi, Hussain Gadelkarim Ahmed, Kalaf Jaze Kalaf Alshammeri, Sami Awejan Alrashedi, Laila Salah Seada and Ibraheem M Ashankyty
University of Hail, KSA
King Khalid Hospital, KSA
Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Clin Trials
Objective: The aim of this study was to find out the prevalence rates of common types of breast cancer in northern Saudi Arabia. Methodology: A retrospective cohort study was carried out over a five year period in two referral hospitals. In this study 257 files were retrieved from departments of surgery from different hospitals in Hail region, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Results: Of the 257 samples diagnosed using Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC), histopathological diagnosis was confirmed for 158 patients. Of the 158 diagnosed samples, 46/158 (23.2%) were ductal carcinoma, 7/158 (4.4%) were lobular carcinoma, 3/158 (1.9%) were mixed tumors and 102/158 (64.6) were fibroadenoma. Conclusion: Ductal carcinoma is the most prevalent breast cancer in Hail, KSA.
Ali Ghannam Alrashdi has completed his PharmD from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. He is a Clinical Pharmacologist of Norvic International Hospital. He has published a formulary for his hospital and has been serving as a DTC Member, also formulating antibiotic policy for the hospital.