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European Journal of Breast Health

Mine Özşen, Şahsine Tolunay, M Şehsuvar Gökgöz
Granulomatous lobular mastitis is a rare chronic breast disease, firstly described by Kessler and Wolloch in 1972. In this article we present a 35-year-old patient with granulomatous lobular mastitis and in situ ductal carcinoma and discuss clinicopathological characteristics of the disease with literature data. A 35-year-old female patient admitted to the outpatient clinic with a complaint of swelling in right breast ongoing since March 2017. On the basis of physical examination and radiological examinations, antibiotic therapy was initiated considering the inflammatory breast disease and the patient was referred to our general surgery clinic because she did not benefit from treatment...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Enver Özkurt, Mustafa Tükenmez, Ravza Yılmaz, Neslihan Cabioğlu, Mahmut Müslümanoğlu, Ahmet Said Dinççağ, Abdullah İğci, Vahit Özmen
Objective: Male breast cancer (MBC) is a rare type of cancer in the breast cancer series and in the male population. Data is usually extrapolated from female breast cancer (FBC) studies. We aim to study the clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of MBC patients at our institution and we aim to emphasize the differences compared with FBC. Materials and Methods: Between January 1993 and April 2016, 56 male patients who were diagnosed as breast cancer and underwent surgical operation were retrospectively analyzed...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Çetin Ordu, Kezban Nur Pilancı, Gül Alço, Filiz Elbüken, Ülkühan İner Köksal, Serkan İlgun, Dauren Sarsenov, Ayşe Esra Aydın, Alper Öztürk, Zeynep İyigün Erdoğan, Filiz Ağaçayak, Fatmagül Çubuk, Coşkun Tecimer, Yeşim Eralp, Tomris Duymaz, Fatma Aktepe, Vahit Özmen
Objective: In this retrospective study, chemotherapy induced amenorrhea in patients with early stage breast cancer and its effects on survival were investigated. Materials and Methods: Two hundred fifty-two patients received adjuvant chemotherapy without ovarian suppression treatment (OST) from 600 premenopausal patients were included in the study. Patients were divided into two groups; with amenorrhea and without, and compared with clinicopathologic features and survival...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Khursheda Akhtar, Khodeza Akhtar, M Mizanur Rahman
Objective: Various treatment options including alternative medicine is available in underdeveloped countries which attracts easily the community with low profile. This study aimed to find perception of the use and mode use of alternative medicine (AM) by Bangladeshi Breast cancer patients which may influence timely treatment seeking. Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was performed to determine the spectrum in use of alternative medicine and compare the use of alternative medicine with their delay in presentation...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Tülay Canda, Ekrem Yavuz, Necmettin Özdemir, Sennur İlvan, Serpil Sak Dizbay, Merih Güray Durak, Sıtkı Tuzlalı, Osman Zekioğlu, Atakan Demir, Handan Onur, Kasım Üstündağ, Burçe Göktaş
Objective: As patients with increased human epidermal growth factor receptor (HER2) overexpression are more likely to benefit from trastuzumab treatment, the accuracy of HER2 receptor status in breast cancer patients is significant for appropriate disease management. However, this assessment is not harmonized and results may be highly variable between centers. The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of interlaboratory variability in the results of HER2 expression reported by 5 participating centers and to assess the concordance between these centers and a reference laboratory...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Cemile İdiz, Coşkun Çakır, Abdulhakim İbrahim Ulusoy, Ufuk Oğuz İdiz
Objective: Smoking, caffeine, oral contraception, and exercise are the most cited factors for premenstrual mastalgia in the literature, but remain controversial. In this study, we aimed to investigate the most often proposed nutritional factors for cyclic breast pain. Materials and Methods: Patients who met the criteria for participation in the mastalgia or control group were included in this case-control study. The age, body mass index, educational status, duration of breast pain, visual analog scale (VAS) pain score (0 to 10), number of births, use of oral contraception, exercise habits, drinking coffee, tea, alcohol and water, smoking history, and eating fast food and dessert were examined using a questionnaire...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Kamile Kırca, Sevinç Kutlutürkan
Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the symptoms experience and quality of life in patients with breast cancer receiving the taxane class of drugs. Materials and Methods: This study was performed between November 2015 March 2016 in a chemotherapy unit of a university hospital with 48 patients, who agreed to participate in the study. The Memorial Symptom Rating Score (MSAS), Socio-demographic and Clinical Features Form, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire (EORTC QLQ-C30) and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Breast (EORTC QLQ- BR23) measures specific to breast cancer were used to obtain data...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Marzieh Rakhshkhorshid, Maryam Navaee, Narges Nouri, Fatemeh Safarzaii
Objective: The incidence of breast cancer among Iranian women is increasing, and 70% of patients are diagnosed at advanced stages. The current study aimed at evaluating the association of health literacy (HL) with breast cancer knowledge, perception, and screening behavior in women. Materials and Methods: The current cross- sectional, descriptive study was conducted on 250 women who referred to health centers in Zahedan, Iran. Data collection instrument included a demographic information form, Iranian Health Literacy Questionnaire (IHLQ), and Champion's health belief model scale...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Eve Boakes, Amy Woods, Natalie Johnson, Naim Kadoglou
Mastitis is a common condition that predominates during the puerperium. Breast abscesses are less common, however when they do develop, delays in specialist referral may occur due to lack of clear protocols. In secondary care abscesses can be diagnosed by ultrasound scan and in the past the management has been dependent on the receiving surgeon. Management options include aspiration under local anesthetic or more invasive incision and drainage (I&D). Over recent years the availability of bedside/clinic based ultrasound scan has made diagnosis easier and minimally invasive procedures have become the cornerstone of breast abscess management...
July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Arda Işık, Arial Grassi, Atilla Soran
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July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Massimo Lodi, Andrea Lodi, Nathalie Reix, Catherine Tomasetto, Carole Mathelin
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July 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Ravza Yılmaz, Rana Günöz Cömert, Samil Aliyev, Yücel Toktaş, Semen Önder, Selman Emirikçi, Vahit Özmen
Male breast cancer is an uncommon disease that constitutes 1% of all breast cancers and encapsulated papillary carcinoma (EPC) is a rare subtype of malignant male diseases. Gynecomastia is the most common disease of the male breast. We report a 63-year-old male patient with EPC accompanied by gynecomastia that was diagnosed and treated at our breast center. Mammography showed an oval-shaped dense mass with circumscribed margins on the ground of nodular gynecomastia. On ultrasonographic exam, we saw a well-circumscribed complex mass with a solid component which was vascular on Doppler ultrasonography...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Özüm Erkin, İlknur Göl
Objective: This study aims to measure the validity and reliability of Turkish male breast self-examination (MBSE) instrument. Materials and Methods: The methodological study was performed in 2016 at Ege University, Faculty of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey. The MBSE includes ten steps. For validity studies, face validity, content validity, and construct validity (exploratory factor analysis) were done. For reliability study, Kuder Richardson was calculated. Results: The content validity index was found to be 0...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Hikmet Erhan Güven, Mahmut Onur Kültüroğlu, Mehmet Ali Gülçelik, Cihangir Özaslan
Objective: Invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) of the breast makes up 5 to 15 percent of all invasive breast cancers. It has distinctive clinical and histopathological features when compared to invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). This study intends to describe factors influencing sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity in patients with "pure" ILC. Materials and Methods: Data of 105 patients, who were treated at a tertiary oncology center, with lobular carcinoma of the breast that were subjected to SLN biopsy was probed retrospectively...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Tonguç Utku Yılmaz, Bora Gürel, Sertaç Ata Güler, Mehmet Ali Baran, Büşra Erşan, Seda Duman, Zafer Utkan
Objective: Idiopathic granulomatous mastitis is a breast disease without a definitive etiology. There are no definitive classifications, scoring systems or certitudes. The aim of this study is to define the factors related to the recurrence and design a scoring system. Material and Methods: Patients who were admitted to the general surgery department with symptoms of granulomatous mastitis were evaluated by ultrasonography and underwent antibiotic therapy. Granulomatous mastitis is diagnosed by core biopsy and treated with steroid therapy...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Filiz İzci, Dauren Sarsanov, Zeynep İyigün Erdogan, Ahmet Serkan İlgün, Esra Çelebi, Gül Alço, Nazmiye Kocaman, Çetin Ordu, Alper Öztürk, Tomris Duymaz, Kezban Nur Pilavcı, Filiz Elbüken, Filiz Ağaçayak, Fatma Aktepe, Gizem Ünveren, Gözdem Özdem, Yeşim Eralp, Vahit Özmen
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts of personality traits, anxiety, depression and hopelessness levels on quality of life in the patients with breast cancer. Materials and methods: The study was performed on 90 patients diagnosed with breast cancer and 90 healthy women. Sociodemographic and Clinical Data Collection Form designed by us, Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), Beck Anxiety Scale (BAS), Beck Depression Scale (BDS), Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI) and Quality of Life Scale-Short Form (SF-36) were administered to patients and to control group...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Muhammet Kadri Çolakoğlu, Erhan Güven, Gökhan Giray Akgül, Lütfi Doğan, Mehmet Ali Gülçelik
Objective: Breast cancer subtypes are used as prognostic and predictive factors considering the genomic profile of the disease. This study is designed to investigate the Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) detection rate in breast cancer for different biological characteristics. Material and Methods: Patients on whom we performed the methylene blue method alone were named as Group I, radiocolloid substance method alone as Group II and both methylene blue and radiocolloid method as Group III...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Hülya Yazıcı, Seda Kılıç, Demet Akdeniz, Özge Şükrüoğlu, Şeref Buğra Tuncer, Mukaddes Avşar, Gözde Kuru, Betül Çelik, Seden Küçücük, Pınar Saip
Objective: The current rearrangement ratio of BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes is not known in the Turkish population. Rearrangements are not routinely investigated in many Turkish laboratories. This creates problems and contradictions between clinics. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the distribution and frequency of rearrangements in BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes in high-risk families and to clarify the limits of BRCA1 and BRCA2 testing in Turkey. Materials and Methods: The study included 1809 patients at high risk of breast cancer or ovarian cancer...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
Gökhan Ertaş, Can Onaygil, Onur Buğdaycı, Erkin Arıbal
Objective: To investigate the diagnostic value of dual-phase apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) compared to traditional ADC values in quantitative diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for differentiating between benign and malignant breast masses. Materials and Methods: Diffusion-weighted images of pathologically confirmed 88 benign and 85 malignant lesions acquired using a 3.0T MR scanner were analyzed. Small region-of-interests focusing on the highest signal intensity of lesions were used...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
İlker Murat Arer, Hakan Yabanoğlu, Murat Kuş, Aydıncan Akdur, Tevfik Avcı
Objective: Breast and thyroid cancers are commonly encountered malignancies. Increased risk of breast cancer in follow-up period of thyroid cancer or vice versa has been reported. However, they have some associations, synchronous presentation of these tumors is rare. We presented 12 patients diagnosed as breast and thyroid cancer and treated at the same time. Materials and Methods: Mastectomy and thyroidectomy were performed in 19 patients at the same time. 7 patients were excluded because of benign thyroid pathology...
April 2018: European Journal of Breast Health
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