Hyperprolectinemia in newlyHyperprolectinemia in newly diagnosed Breast cancer in younger (<50) women diagnosed Breast cancer in younger (<50) women


  • Jawaid Naeem Qureshi Indus Medical College
  • K. Altaf Hussain Talpur




Serum prolactin, Breast cancer


Breast cancer is a common malignancy among women. There are a number of established risk factors for breast cancer in younger population. Hyperprolactinemia is observed to be higher in breast cancer patients. However its presentation in younger (<50 years) women is not well understood. This study was conducted to describe serum prolactin level in newly diagnosed breast cancer patients presented with nipple discharge without any apparent other cause of hyperprolactinemia. The results showed high serum prolactin levels in all these patients. There was no significant correlation observed between serum prolactin and the age of the patients.

It was concluded that breast cancer patients presenting with nipple discharge show varying degree of hyperprolactinemia. It requires further studies to explore if it has a causal relationship or it is a feature of breast cancer.