Available online Jul 18, 2018.
[ Review ] Volume 23, Issue 1, 2014, Pages 7-12
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is an ancient disease and the leading malignancy
affecting women. The incidence is high in developed countries while it is low but
increasing in developing countries. The aim of this review is to update and summarize the
predisposing factors of breast cancer.
METHODS: Literature review was conducted using goggle search engine and hinari.
Selected papers were taken for further reference and using books from author's
RESULTS: The cause of breast cancer is unknown but predisposing factors have been
identified to indicate increase susceptibility to developing the disease.
CONCLUSION:Breast is the commonest malignancy affecting women worldwide.
Subscribe to have full access to PDF format of all articles and get print copy of Nigerian Medical Journal.
Volume 23 | Issue 1
Page Nos. 7-12
Online since Jul 13, 2018