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Title: Association of reproductive factors with the incidence of breast cancer in Gulf Cooperation Council countries
Authors: Ravichandran, K.
Al Zahrani, A.S.
Issue Date: 2009
Language: English
Abstract: This article presents the incidence of female breast cancer in the Gulf Cooperation Council [GCC] countries and reviews the data in relation to established reproductive factors. Overall 4480 female breast cancer cases were diagnosed during 1998-2002 among GCC country nationals. Breast cancer was the most common malignancy in all GCC countries, ranging from 16.1% of female cancers in Oman to 35.4% in Bahrain. The age-standardized incidence rate per 100 000 was highest in Bahrain [46.4], followed by Kuwait [44.3], Qatar [35.5], United Arab Emirates [19.2], Oman [14.4] and Saudi Arabia [12.9]. These rates are low compared with most industrialized countries
Description: 612-621
Keywords: Breast Neoplasms
Age Distribution
Risk Assessment
Breast Neoplasms
Risk Factors
Subject: Breast Neoplasms
ISSN: 1020-3397
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