Sumatera Medical Journal 2020-04-15T13:02:40+07:00 Delfitri Munir Open Journal Systems <p><em>Sumatera Medical Journal</em> (SUMEJ), the official journal of the Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia, publishes research covering the very latest development in medical sciences. It is a peer-reviewed, open-access, and fully-online journal that is issued at least three times a year since 2018, published by the TALENTA Publisher of Universitas Sumatera Utara.</p> <p>Authors are invited to submit original articles, review articles (systematic review and meta-analysis), and case report. All submitted manuscript will have a rigorous editorial check and peer-review assessment before a final decision. We commit to maintaining the ethical standards in medical publication, including the transparency in the review and publication process; authors’ retention of copyright; and the nature of open access publication with no restrictions on availability and dissemination.</p> <p><a href="">ISSN: 2622-9234</a></p> PREVALENCE AND CHARACTERISTICS OF BREAST CANCER IN YOUNG WOMEN 2020-01-29T12:22:40+07:00 Denny Rifsal Siregar Andreas Christoper <p>Breast cancer is a major health problem for women. This cancer is most often diagnosed and the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. Breast cancer in young women is associated with late diagnosis, aggressive biological characteristics, and poor prognosis. The objective of the study is to determine the prevalence and characteristics of young age breast cancer in Haji Adam Malik General Hospital Medan in 2013-2017. The study design was observational descriptive design with a cross-sectional approach. The study samples were medical records of young women diagnosed with breast cancer who were treated at Haji Adam Malik General Hospital Medan. The prevalence of breast cancer in young age women in Haji Adam Malik General Hospital Medan in 2013-2017 was 234 patients (15.2%). In this study, the samples that fulfilled the inclusion criteria were 153, with the majority characteristics of patients were 35-39 years old, stage III, histopathological type of invasive carcinoma of no special type, grade II, and clinical subtype of triple-negative. The prevalence of young age breast cancer is lower than old age breast cancer. Young women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer in advanced stage and intermediate grade with aggressive biological characteristics.</p> 2020-03-30T00:00:00+07:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Sumatera Medical Journal