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Incidence of breast cancer in nigeria

There is, however, a dearth of information on the incidence of breast cancer mortality in most resource-poor countries including Nigeria. Number of new cases in , both sexes, all ages. Total: Breast Nigeria. Source: Globocan Incidence, Mortality and Prevalence by cancer. The age-stan- dardised incidence rate in Nigeria is per ,, Breast Cancer in a Lagos Facility: Implications for the Institution of a. In Nigeria, breast cancer incidence increased three-fold from 15 cases per , in to 52 cases per , in 16, 17 Breast cancer in Nigeria also exhibits several epidemiologic. According to the latest WHO data published in Breast Cancer Deaths in Nigeria reached 14, or % of total deaths. The age adjusted Death Rate is per , of population ranks Nigeria . PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the leading form of cancer among women in Nigeria. The care of such patients has shifted from hospital-based care to home and community care, with the resultant increase in responsibility and burden on caregivers.
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