Characterization of urinary incontinence in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen for 5 years at the National Cancer Institute

Translated title of the contribution: Characterization of urinary incontinence in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen for 5 years at the National Cancer Institute

Marcela Cárcamo*, Héctor Baquedano, Daniela Díaz, Paulette Díaz G

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Abstract

Background: Breast cancer is the type of cancer diagnosed most frequently in women, and the second most common cause of death from cancer in this gender. Within the indications of treatment, they are: surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and endocrine therapy. The last is based on the use of tamoxifen, whose prolonged use can produce side effects such as vaginal dryness, burning, irritation, itching, dysuria, urinary incontinence, among others. Objective: To characterize urinary incontinence in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen for 5 years at the Instituto Nacional del Cáncer. Material and method: Descriptive cross-sectional study. We included women diagnosed with breast cancer enrolled and treated at the Instituto Nacional del Cáncer. The ICIQ -SF questionnaire was applied to the study population to characterize the presence of urinary incontinence. In addition, the proportion between women with urinary incontinence and nulliparity / women with urinary incontinence and parity was calculated. Results: 93,33% presented urinary incontinence. The average age of women with urinary incontinence was 51,21 (± 4,74) years. The ratio of women with nulliparity / with parity was 4:15. Conclusion: 99,33% of the patients presented urinary incontinence. The results delivered in this study should be considered as one element that helps to detect the magnitude of this problem in the population registered and treated in the Instituto Nacional del Cáncer.

Translated title of the contributionCharacterization of urinary incontinence in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer treated with tamoxifen for 5 years at the National Cancer Institute
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)352-357
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Medica Clinica Las Condes
Volume31
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 May 2020

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Keywords

  • Urinary incontinence
  • breast neoplasms
  • surveys and questionnaires
  • tamoxifen

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