Dr. Majeedullah Buzdar , Dr. Rasheed Ahmad Afghan, Dr. Imran Asim
Objectives: To study the recurrence of breast cancer in patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy at tertiary care hospital. Material and methods: In this cross-sectional study total 150 women with breast cancer were selected from Department of Surgery, D.G Khan Hospital, DG Khan from March 2019 to September 2019 over the period of 6 months. Age of the selected patient was between 20-60 years. All the selected were undergone modified radical mastectomy. Recurrence of breast cancer was assessed in selected. Results: Total 150 females with breast cancer were selected and MRM was performed in all patients. After 6 months of MRM, recurrence of breast cancer was noted in 43 (29%) patients. Out of 83 (55.33%) primiparas, recurrence of breast cancer was noted in 24 (28.92%) patients. While out 67 (44.67%) multiparas, recurrence of breast cancer was found in 19 (28.26%) patients. Difference of recurrence of breast cancer between primiparas and nultiparas was statistically insignificant with p value 1.000. Conclusion: In present study patients of breast cancer were managed with modified radical mastectomy. After 6 months follwoup, higher number of patients reported with recurrence of breast cancer. Association of recurrence of breast cancer with age group was found to be significant. Most of the patients were primiparas but no association of recurrence with parity was detected.