Breast cancer and breast health

Section edited by Marc Schwartz

This section considers studies regarding all aspects of breast health, including mammography, breast cancer, and other related aspects.

  1. Research article

    Quality of life of breast and cervical cancer survivors

    Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers affecting women. The symptom distresses experienced by cancer survivors are critical factors influencing their quality of life (QOL). This study investiga...

    Huei-Ying Huang, Wen-Chen Tsai, Wen-Yu Chou, Yao-Ching Hung, Liang-Chih Liu, Kuo-Feng Huang, Wen-Ching Wang, Kam-Wing Leung, Ruey-Kuen Hsieh and Pei-Tseng Kung

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:30

    Published on: 12 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Breast cancer in Iraq is associated with a unimodally distributed predominance of luminal type B over luminal type A surrogates from young to old age

    Breast cancer has recently increased in post-menopausal Iraqi women. In Western countries at high-risk for breast cancer, there is a bimodal increase in estrogen receptor (ER) positive tumors with a peak of lo...

    Runnak A Majid, Hemin A Hassan, Dana N Muhealdeen, Hazha A Mohammed and Michael D Hughson

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:27

    Published on: 7 April 2017

  3. Research article

    The effect of hormone therapy on quality of life and breast cancer risk after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy: a systematic review

    It is unclear if the use of hormone therapy (HT) in carriers of BRCA mutations improves the quality of life (QOL) without increasing the risk of breast cancer following a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (R...

    Tasneem Siyam, Sue Ross, Sandra Campbell, Dean T. Eurich and Nesé Yuksel

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:22

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Reproductive risk factors associated with breast cancer in women in Bangui: a case–control study

    Breast cancer (breast Ca) is recognised as a major public health problem in the world. Data on reproductive factors associated with breast Ca in the Central African Republic (CAR) is very limited. This study a...

    Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Cavin Epie Bekolo, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Komlan Kota, Christian Diamont Mossoro-Kpinde, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Jianyuan Zhang, Shaojun Chen, Hongyu Li…

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:14

    Published on: 6 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Motivations for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy as a function of socioeconomic status

    Despite no demonstrated survival advantage for women at average risk of breast cancer, rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) continue to increase. Research reveals women with higher socioeconomi...

    Dadrie F. Baptiste, Erina L. MacGeorge, Maria K. Venetis, Ashton Mouton, L. Brooke Friley, Rebekah Pastor, Kristen Hatten, Janaka Lagoo, Susan E. Clare and Monet W. Bowling

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:10

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  6. Research article

    Lifelong vegetarianism and breast cancer risk: a large multicentre case control study in India

    The lower incidence of breast cancer in Asian populations where the intake of animal products is lower than that of Western populations has led some to suggest that a vegetarian diet might reduce breast cancer...

    Toral Gathani, Isobel Barnes, Raghib Ali, Rajkumar Arumugham, Raju Chacko, Raghunadharao Digumarti, Parimal Jivarajani, Ravi Kannan, Dasappa Loknatha, Hemant Malhotra and Beela S. Mathew

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:6

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  7. Research article

    First report on molecular breast cancer subtypes and their clinico-pathological characteristics in Eastern Morocco: series of 2260 cases

    Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women in Eastern Morocco. In this paper, we provide the first report on molecular breast cancer subtypes in this region. This is the largest population–based...

    Manal Elidrissi Errahhali, Mounia Elidrissi Errahhali, Meryem Ouarzane, Tijani El Harroudi, Said Afqir and Mohammed Bellaoui

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:3

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Retrospective observation on contribution and limitations of screening for breast cancer with mammography in Korea: detection rate of breast cancer and incidence rate of interval cancer of the breast

    The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and limitations of screening for breast cancer using mammography.

    Kunsei Lee, Hyeongsu Kim, Jung Hyun Lee, Hyoseon Jeong, Soon Ae Shin, Taehwa Han, Young Lan Seo, Youngbum Yoo, Sang Eun Nam, Jong Heon Park and Yoo Mi Park

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:72

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  9. Research Article

    Triple negative breast cancer in North of Morocco: clinicopathologic and prognostic features

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is defined by a lack of estrogen and progesterone receptor gene expression and by the absence of overexpression on HER2. It is associated to a poor prognosis. We propose to...

    Touria Derkaoui, Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Ali Loudiyi, Mohamed Fihri, Fatima Zahra Alaoui, Amina Barakat, Bouchra El Yemlahi, Hassan Bihri, Naima Ghailani Nourouti and Mohcine Bennani Mechita

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:68

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  10. Research article

    Tailoring communications to the evolving needs of patients throughout the cancer care trajectory: a qualitative exploration with breast cancer patients

    Doctor-patient communication is a crucial aspect of patient care. This study explored the communication experience of patients in a cancer consultation over the course of the cancer continuum.

    Eun-Jung Shim, Jee Eun Park, Myungsun Yi, Dooyoung Jung, Kwang-Min Lee and Bong-Jin Hahm

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:65

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  11. Research article

    Effect of complete decongestive therapy and home program on health- related quality of life in post mastectomy lymphedema patients

    Secondary lymphedema is common in women treated for breast cancer. It may be a result of surgery or radiotherapy. Edema commonly affects the arm, leading to discomfort, reduced arm movements, pain and diminish...

    Ganeswara Rao Melam, Syamala Buragadda, Adel A. Alhusaini and Nisha Arora

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:23

    Published on: 4 May 2016

  12. Research article

    Mammographic breast density in infertile and parous women

    Mammographic breast density is a useful marker for breast cancer risk, as breast density is considered one of the strongest breast cancer risk factors. The study objective was to evaluate and compare mammograp...

    Meggiorini Maria Letizia, Vestri Anna Rita, De Stefano Maria Grazia, Cipolla Valentina, Bellati Filippo, Maffucci Diana, Nusiner Maria Paola, Aragona Cesare and De Felice Carlo

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:8

    Published on: 9 February 2016

  13. Research article

    Pain-preventing strategies in mammography: an observational study of simultaneously recorded pain and breast mechanics throughout the entire breast compression cycle

    Many women consider mammography painful. Existing studies on pain-preventing strategies only mention pain scores reported before and after breast compression. Studying the pain dynamics during the entire compress...

    Jerry E de Groot, Mireille JM Broeders, Cornelis A Grimbergen and Gerard J den Heeten

    BMC Women's Health 2015 15:26

    Published on: 15 March 2015

  14. Research article

    Breast cancer risk and genetic ancestry: a case–control study in Uruguay

    Uruguay exhibits one of the highest rates of breast cancer in Latin America, similar to those of developed nations, the reasons for which are not completely understood. In this study we investigated the effect...

    Carolina Bonilla, Bernardo Bertoni, Pedro C Hidalgo, Nora Artagaveytia, Elizabeth Ackermann, Isabel Barreto, Paula Cancela, Mónica Cappetta, Ana Egaña, Gonzalo Figueiro, Silvina Heinzen, Stanley Hooker, Estela Román, Mónica Sans and Rick A Kittles

    BMC Women's Health 2015 15:11

    Published on: 18 February 2015

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