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Keywords : metastasis

Factors Predicting Positive Axillary Lymph Nodes Metastasis in Primary Breast Cancer in Women

Jamal K.AL-Qaisy

Al- Anbar Medical Journal, 2012, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 62-68

Objective: To predict factors which influence positive axillary lymph node metastasis (ALNM) in early stage of breast cancer in women.
Patients and Methods: A prospective study was carried out between the 1st of October 2002 and the 1st of October 2008 at Al-Ramadi Teaching Hospital. One hundred women in early stage of breast cancer with impalpable axillary lymph nodes were included. The breast lamp and the axillary lymph nodes samples were histopathologically assessed.
Results: Analysis of axillary lymph nodes biopsies showed positive axillary lymph nodes metastasis in 34 (34%) of the patients. Four out of 30 patients (13.3%) were in stage I their mean age was (42±18.7 years) and 30 out of 70 patients (42.8%) were in stage II, their mean age was (45±16.9 years).
Conclusion: Tumor size, poor histological grade, lymph vascular invasion, age and, parity are significant predictors of axillary lymph nodes metastasis