Breast cancer

U. Veronesi, P. Boyle

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Abstract

Breast cancer is a major health problem worldwide. Approximately 1.2 million new cases are diagnosed every year and 400000 women die from the disease. Incidence is increasing, but mortality is decreasing in Europe and America. The risk factors are mainly reproductive factors such as low parity and late first pregnancy. Primary prevention is mainly based on pharmacoprevention with tamoxifen and fenretinide. Early detection through screening programs is the best public health measure to reduce mortality. Treatments are improving with better surgery and radiotherapy, more targeted chemotherapy, and an improved quality of life. © 2008

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of Public Health
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages348-357
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780123739605
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Fenretinide
Breast Neoplasms
Mortality
Tamoxifen
Primary Prevention
Parity
Radiotherapy
Public Health
Quality of Life
Drug Therapy
Pregnancy
Incidence
Therapeutics
Global Health

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Chemoprevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Dietary factors
  • Molecular medicine
  • Oncology
  • Pathogenesis
  • Radiotherapy
  • Staging
  • Systemic treatments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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Veronesi, U., & Boyle, P. (2008). Breast cancer. In International Encyclopedia of Public Health (pp. 348-357). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00242-2

Breast cancer. / Veronesi, U.; Boyle, P.

International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc., 2008. p. 348-357.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Veronesi, U & Boyle, P 2008, Breast cancer. in International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc., pp. 348-357. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00242-2
Veronesi U, Boyle P. Breast cancer. In International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc. 2008. p. 348-357 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00242-2
Veronesi, U. ; Boyle, P. / Breast cancer. International Encyclopedia of Public Health. Elsevier Inc., 2008. pp. 348-357
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