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Woman and Breast Cancer - Early Detection Saves Life

Tabassum Kotagasti

Journal Title:Acta Scientific Women's Health
Abstract


Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in Indian women and accounts for 27% of all cancers in women. About 1 in 28 women are likely to develop breast cancer during their lifetime. In the urban areas the incidence is 1 in 22 as compared to the rural areas where 1 in 60 women develop breast cancer. Breast cancer patients experience physical symptoms and psychosocial distress that adversely affect their quality of life (QOL).

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