Friday, August 30, 2013

Do You Know? Breast cancer...

  • Breast cancer is the commonest cancer in all ethnic groups and in all age groups in females starting from the age of 15 years onwards
  • The overall Age-Standardised Incidence Rate (ASR) was 39.3 per 100,000 populations in 2006 in Malaysia
  • Of the cases diagnosed in 2003, 33.6% were women between 40 to 49 years old.
  • All Chinese women had the highest incidence with an ASR of 46.4 per 100,000 population.
  • Triple assessment which consists of clinical assessment, imaging (ultrasound and/or mammography) and pathology (cytology and/or histology) is an established method for the diagnosis of breast cancer.
                                             Ref: Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) Management of Breast Cancer, (2nd Edition), Nov 2010

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