head JofIMAB
Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2021, vol. 27, issue3
Subject Area: Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3868
Published online: 05 August 2021

Original article

J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3868-3872
Antoaneta TsvetkovaORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail,
Medical College, Medical University - Varna, Bulgaria.

Purpose: According to the Bulgarian National Cancer Registry of 2017, breast cancer accounted for 26.8% of all malignancies among women. The actual incidence rate was 108.1 per 100 000.
Materials/ Methods: An observational retrospective study was conducted among breast cancer patients diagnosed and treated at Dr Marko Markov Specialised Hospital for Treatment of Oncologic Diseases (SHTOD) - Varna, between 2016 and 2019. Descriptive statistics and collected data included demographic characteristics, clinical data (survival rates) and type of pharmacotherapy.
Results: In terms of gender distribution, significantly more women were affected, accounting for approximately 99.05%. Patients from cities were almost 7 times more than those from villages. Patients aged between 61 and 70 represented the largest number, which accounted for 28.04% of all included in the study.
: Taking into consideration not only the efficiency but also the cost-effectiveness of available treatment strategies can lead to considerably better therapeutic outcomes. There is no pharmacoeconomic data analysis in Bulgaria. A further study of all direct and indirect costs is required in order to estimate the cost of premature death, reduced working capacity and disability.

Keywords: breast cancer, incidence, North East region of Bulgaria, BNCR, NHIF,

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Please cite this article as: Tsvetkova A. Pilot Study on the incidence of breast cancer among the population of the North East region of Bulgaria. J of IMAB. 2021 Jul-Sep;27(3):3868-3872. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2021273.3868

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Antoaneta Tsvetkova, Medical University - Varna, Medical College – Varna; 84 Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd , Varna, Bulgaria; E-mail: antoaneta.tsvetkova11@gmail.com

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Received: 02 February 2021
Published online: 05 August 2021

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