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The study of Estrogen receptor, Progesterone receptor and HER-2/neu expressions in cases of ca breast was carried out over a period of 2 years at tertiary care hospital karad which included 101 breast cancer cases. Maximum numbers of patients (34.65%) were in the 41 – 50 years group. All patients were female. Family history was seen in 10 (9.90%) cases. Out of 101 cases equal cases were in the category of invasive breast carcinoma grade -II (46.42%) and grade- III (46.42%).While grade- I tumors comprised of 7.41% cases. Invasive breast carcinoma - no special type accounted for maximum cases (77.22%). Other histological types were medullary carcinoma (7.92%), mucinous carcinoma (2.97%). Out of 101 cases, 56.43% of breast cancer cases were positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors. Maximum number of HER-2/neu over expression 5/10 (50%) was seen in 41-50 years of age group.A positive correlation was found between ER and PR expression. Maximum number of triple negative cases were seen in medullary carcinoma (100%), metaplastic carcinoma (100%) followed by invasive breast carcinoma .Out of 101 cases of breast cancer, 42 cases (41.58%) showed axillary lymph node metastasis. Axillary metastasis was divided as 0 lymph node (no metastasis) - 58.41% cases, 1-3 lymph node metastasis – 21.78% and >3 lymph node metastasis – 19.80%. Tumor emboli were noted in 31.68% of cases. Estrogen and Progesterone receptor expression correlate well with the established prognostic markers like- age, type of tumor, histological grade, axillary lymph node metastasis and tumor emboli.


Estrogen Receptor (Er) Progestrone Receptor (Pr) Breast Cancer

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Mamta Bharti, Nanda J. Patil, & Kshirsagar A Y. (2020). A study of Estrogen Receptor, Progestrone Receptor and hER2/NEU expressions in cases of breast cancer in a tertiary care hospital. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(3), 4930-4936.