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Table 2 Specific clinical characteristics of the breast cancer patients (n = 162)

From: Health-related quality of life and the predictive role of sense of coherence, spirituality and religious coping in a sample of Iranian women with breast cancer: a prospective study with comparative design

Variable n Percent (%)
Breast cancer   
One side 159 98.1
Two sides 3 1.9
Biopsy before surgery   
Yes 96 59.3
No 66 40.7
Type of surgery   
Breast conservation 72 44.4
Mastectomy 90 55.6
Stage   
0 4 2.5
I 37 22.8
II 80 49.4
III 39 24.1
IV 2 1.2
Chemotherapy   
Yes 128 79.0
No 34 21.0
Radiotherapy   
Yes 122 75.3
No 40 24.7
Hormonal therapy   
Yes 111 68.5
No 51 31.5
Combined & single treatment modality   
CT + RT + HT 62 38.3
CT + RT 35 21.6
CT + HT 16 9.9
RT + HT 23 14.2
CT 15 9.3
RT 1 0.6
HT 10 6.2
Treatment at the 6-month follow-up a   
Ongoing treatment 53 32.7
Treatment ended 1–2 weeks before follow-up 75 46.3
Treatment ended more than 1 month before follow-up 34 21.0
  1. CT: Chemotherapy; HT: Hormonal therapy; RT: Radiotherapy.
  2. aIt includes just CT and RT.