Analyzing Predisposing Risk Factors for Breast Cancer among Iraqi Women in Baghdad Teaching Hospital and National Center for Cancer Diseases in Baghdad in 2018.

Analyzing Predisposing Risk Factors for Breast Cancer among Iraqi Women


  • Rania Abdel Samad
  • Rabab Khudair
  • Ahmed Zuhair
  • Khudair J. Al-Rawaq


breast cancer, Iraqi Women, BMI, Contraceptives


Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy in women worldwide. In Iraq, Breast cancer ranks the first among cancers diagnosed in women, the goal of this study is to bring the lights towards the importance of most common risk factors for breast cancer to reduce the incidence of breast cancer.
A case control study involved breast cancer women who attended national center for cancer diseases hospital in Baghdad between first of June 2018, and first of September 2018, the cases were (60) and control were (90) all of them were interviewed using questionnaire that contains risk factors for breast cancer and all cases had their medical records available. SPSS version 23 was used. Each parameter is compared separately for statistically significant differences.
This study shows that the mean age of cases is 48.30 and the mean of controls is 34.42. The Body mass index, the martial status, radiation exposure and smoking of both cases and control were not statistically significant, the gravity, abortion and breast feeding also show no significant differences. The family history is highly significant between cases and controls, 24 cases shows from 60 had family member with the disease and most of them had sisters as the affected family member. Contraceptive intake also showed significant differences, there is 35 cases from 60 use contraceptive drug.
The majority of women with breast cancer had been in the 5th decade, Family history and contraceptive pills intake are strong predictors for Breast cancer.