Mastalgia-Cancer Relationship: A Prospective Study

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Yildirim A. C., YILDIZ P., Yildiz M., Kahramanca S., Kargici H.

JOURNAL OF BREAST HEALTH, vol.11, no.2, pp.88-91, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjbh.2015.2492
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.88-91
  • Keywords: Mastodynia, breast cancer, ultrasonography, mammography, CYCLICAL MASTALGIA, BREAST, WOMEN
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Mastalgia is an important symptom affecting approximately 70% of women and it disrupts the quality of life especially due to the worry of having cancer. In our study, the type and severity of mastalgia symptom of patients who presented to the outpatient clinic with mastalgia complaint were assessed along with their physical examination findings and radiology results. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate the relationship between mastalgia and malignity when assessed in combination with the risk factors of patients.