Histopathological Types of Breast Cancer in Gombe, North Eastern Nigeria: A Seven-Year Review

  • AM Dauda
  • MA Misauno
  • EO Ojo
Keywords: Breast cancer, Histopathology, Northeastern Nigeria


This was a retrospective analysis of all consecutive breast cancer specimens submitted to the Pathology Department Of Federal Medical Centre, Gombe which renders histopathology services to four states in the North Eastern region of Nigeria. A total of 172 cases of malignant breast tumours were recorded during the 7 years under review. Out of the 172 cases of breast cancers analysed, 7(4%) were in males while the remaining 165(96%) were in females giving a male: female ratio of 1:24. The most common histopathological type of breast cancer found in this study was Invasive Ductal Carcinoma no special type (NST) accounting for 78.8% of cases (Afr J Reprod Health 2011; 15[1]: 107-109)

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