Current best practices and rationalistic perspectives in causation-based prevention, early detection and multidisciplinary treatment of breast and gastric cancer

Gastric & Breast Cancer e-journal
DOI: 10.2122/gbc.2021.0302

Original Article

Crisis of Breast Cancer in Iran: Focus on Epidemiology and Risk Factors.

Abolfazl Amini, Parand Khadivar, Ali Ahmadnia, Morteza Alipour.

Dept. Medical Biotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Technologies in Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgan, Iran.


Cancer is considered as one of the major health concerning issues and causes of death worldwide which could be mainly due to industrialization of human societies in recent years. Considering the high prevalence of breast cancer among various types of malignancies and its impact on women’s health who play a central role in the families as well as the society, the essence of efficient early diagnosis is felt which ultimately helps us in improving women’s health and reducing the incidence of the disease and the mortality rate, likewise.  Educating women and promoting their awareness and recommending various breast cancer screening methods at an early stage, with regards to the guidelines available, play an important role as preventive measures. This article reviews the prevalence and epidemiology of breast cancer, its risk factors, and different levels of prevention.

Keywords:Breast cancer, Epidemiology, Screening, Environmental factors, Iran.

(Citation: Gastric & Breast Cancer 2020; 15(1): 12-23)



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