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Breast cancer and breast health

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

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  1. Tennessee women experience the 12th highest breast cancer mortality in the United States. We examined the geographic differences in breast cancer incidence in Tennessee between Appalachian and non-Appalachian ...

    Authors: Bonita Salmeron, Lohuwa Mamudu, Xiaohui Liu, Martin Whiteside and Faustine Williams

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:186

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To date, few studies have assessed social relationships in patients with breast cancer during their chemotherapy process. This study aimed to explore profiles of instrumental, emotional, and informational supp...

    Authors: Tingting Cai, Qingmei Huang and Changrong Yuan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:183

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer and cancer related deaths in Jamaican women. In Jamaica, women often present with advanced stages of breast cancer, despite the availability of screening mammograph...

    Authors: Sheray N. Chin, Derria Cornwall, Derek I. Mitchell, Michael E. McFarlane and Joseph M. Plummer

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:176

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  4. Chemoprevention is one of several methods that have been developed to help high-risk women reduce their risk of breast cancer. Reasons for the low uptake of chemoprevention are poorly understood. This paper se...

    Authors: Tasleem J. Padamsee, Megan Hils and Anna Muraveva

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:157

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  5. The present study aims to use two different kinds of filling materials, oxidized regenerated cellulose and gelatin sponge, to repair defects of breast-conserving surgery due to breast cancer, and compare the c...

    Authors: Jun-jie Li, Ye Yang, Qi Wan, Hui Li, Qi-ming Long and Pu-rong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:99

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified shift work as a possible human carcinogen. The results of systematic on this topic is contradictory. This systematic review and meta-analys...

    Authors: E. Manouchehri, A. Taghipour, V. Ghavami, A. Ebadi, F. Homaei and R. Latifnejad Roudsari

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:89

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Compared to their white counterparts, Latina breast cancer survivors experience poorer quality of care and worse health-related quality of life. Limited English proficiency (LEP) and patient engagement in canc...

    Authors: Jackie Bonilla, Cristian Escalera, Jasmine Santoyo-Olsson, Cathy Samayoa, Carmen Ortiz, Anita L. Stewart and Anna María Nápoles

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:59

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Telehealth and teleradiology are increasingly used around the world to facilitate health care provision when the health care provider and clients are separated by distance. The BreastScreen Australia Remote Ra...

    Authors: Deborah Smith, Karen Johnston, Karen Carlisle, Rebecca Evans, Robyn Preston, Jessamy Beckett, Danielle Geddes, Helen Naess, Melissa Poole and Sarah Larkins

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:30

    Content type: Research article

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  9. This study aimed to determine the frequency of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) over-expression in newly diagnosed breast cancer (BC) patients in Saudi Arabia and to assess the clinical characte...

    Authors: Jamal Zekri, Ahmed Saadeddin and Hulayel Alharbi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:10

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Generic preference-based measures (PBM), though commonly used, may not be optimal for use in economic evaluations of breast cancer interventions. No breast cancer-specific PBM currently exists, and the generic...

    Authors: Manraj N. Kaur, Anne F. Klassen, Feng Xie, Louise Bordeleau, Toni Zhong, Stefan J. Cano, Elena Tsangaris, Trisia Breitkopf, Ayse Kuspinar and Andrea L. Pusic

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2021 21:8

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Molecular classification of breast cancer is an important factor for prognostic and clinical outcomes. There are no data regarding molecular breast cancer subtypes among Togolese women. The objective of this s...

    Authors: Ablavi Adani-Ifè, Koffi Amégbor, Kwamé Doh and Tchin Darré

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:261

    Content type: Research article

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  12. To summarize the clinical experience of ultrasound-guided minimally invasive surgery for granulomatous lobular mastitis (GLM), and explore the feasibility of this technique for treating GLM.

    Authors: Hongye Liao, Jujiang Guo, Xuming Chen, Zhipeng Hua, Juli Lin and Yiyin Weng

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:252

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Fine needle aspiration cytology is a simple, relatively accurate, non-invasive, and cost-effective method of diagnosing most breast pathologies. To date, there is no sufficient data depicting the distribution ...

    Authors: Kidane Siele Embaye, Saud Mohammed Raja, Medhanie Haile Gebreyesus and Matiwos Araya Ghebrehiwet

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:250

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  14. A large number of women with breast cancer suffer from fatigue, and social support is described as having a positive impact on health in stressful life situations. The aim of this study is to evaluate social s...

    Authors: Hege Lilleskare Sørensen, Tore Kr. Schjølberg, Milada Cvancarova Småstuen and Inger Utne

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:243

    Content type: Research article

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  15. caregiving responsibilities significantly impact females’ decisions on adhering to preventive mammography. The purpose of this study is to examine (1) the levels of mammogram receipt, (2) the role of caregivin...

    Authors: Soo Young Kim, Yuqi Guo, Chorong Won and Hee Yun Lee

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Androgen receptor (AR) expression is emerging as a prognostic biomarker in breast carcinoma (BCa). The study aimed to determine the prevalence of AR expression by immunohistochemical analysis among a cohort of...

    Authors: Harshima Disvini Wijesinghe, Gayani Kokila Wijesinghe, Zahara Mansoor, Sanjeev Vigneshwara, Janakie Fernando, Dehan Gunasekera and Menaka Dilani Samarawickrama Lokuhetty

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:206

    Content type: Research article

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  17. To investigate the impact of the elevation of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) in different molecular subtypes of primary breast cancer, i.e. each 10% increment of TILs and high-level TILs (TILs≥50%) in t...

    Authors: Lin He, Yaling Wang, Qian Wu, Yuhua Song, Xuezhen Ma, Biyuan Zhang, Haiji Wang and Yong Huang

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:194

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  18. Valid and reliable instruments are needed to assess such beliefs, attitudes, and knowledge. This study aimed to translate Breast Cancer Screening Beliefs Questionnaire into Persian and evaluate its psychometri...

    Authors: Hamid Sharif Nia, Fereshteh Behmanesh, Cannas Kwok, Mojgan Firouzbakht, Abbas Ebadi and Maryam Nikpour

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:184

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Breast and cervical cancers constitute the two leading causes of cancer deaths among women in Ghana. This study examined breast and cervical screening practices among adult and older women in Ghana.

    Authors: Martin Amogre Ayanore, Martin Adjuik, Asiwome Ameko, Nuworza Kugbey, Robert Asampong, Derrick Mensah, Robert Kaba Alhassan, Agani Afaya, Mark Aviisah, Emmanuel Manu and Francis Zotor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:158

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  20. The benefit of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in breast cancer patients with one or two positive sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) remains inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors ...

    Authors: Wei Zhang, Jing Xu, Ke Wang, Xiao-Jiang Tang, Hua Liang and Jian-Jun He

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:143

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  21. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Weight gain after breast cancer is associated with poorer health outcomes. The aim of this study was to describe how Australian breast cancer survivo...

    Authors: Carolyn Ee, Adele Elizabeth Cave, Dhevaksha Naidoo, Kellie Bilinski and John Boyages

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:140

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  22. Access to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Brazil is marked by immense inequalities in the provision of specialized assistance, which leads patients to seek treatment outside the place of reside...

    Authors: Beatriz Castro de Souza, Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Luiz Vinicius de Alcantara Sousa, Erika da Silva Maciel and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:137

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Women's Health 2020 20:270

  23. Less than 10% of newly diagnosed breast cancer cases in Jordan are diagnosed in women 70 years or older. Treatment plans of such patients is less clear and could result in poor outcomes. In this paper, we desc...

    Authors: Hikmat Abdel-Razeq, Fadwa Abdel Rahman, Hanan Almasri, Hazem Abdulelah, Mahmoud Abunasser, Mourad Salam and Ayat Taqash

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:118

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  24. Immunological biomarkers were related to quality of life and neuropsychological performance in women recently diagnosed with breast cancer through the first six months of treatment. A comparison group of breas...

    Authors: Michael J. Boivin, Geoffrey P. Aaron, Nathan G. Felt and Lance Shamoun

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:109

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  25. Breast cancer (BC) is leading cancer among women in India accounting for 27% of all cancers among women. Factors that make the policymakers and public health system worried are rising incidence of breast cance...

    Authors: Ranjan Kumar Prusty, Shahina Begum, Anushree Patil, D. D. Naik, Sharmila Pimple and Gauravi Mishra

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:106

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  26. The postoperative severity of symptoms among women with breast cancer affects their quality of life (QoL). Although it is recommended that performing shoulder-arm exercise 30 min/day can alleviate symptoms and...

    Authors: I-Hui Chen, Chia-Hui Wang, Shu-Yi Wang, Sue-Yueh Cheng, Tzu-Jou Yu and Shu-Fen Kuo

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:101

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  27. This study was conducted to provide evidence on the current status of breast cancer and its incidence trend in Eastern Mediterranean Region during 1998–2019. Also, this study aimed to investigate the associati...

    Authors: Razieh Zahedi, Hossein Molavi Vardanjani, Mohammad Reza Baneshi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Reza Malekpour Afshar, Roghayeh Ershad Sarabi, Fatemeh Tavakoli and Farzaneh Zolala

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:53

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  28. Early diagnosis is a key determinant of breast cancer prognosis and survival. More than half of breast cancer cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage in Ethiopia, and the barriers to early diagnosis in this c...

    Authors: Sefonias Getachew, Aragaw Tesfaw, Mirgissa Kaba, Andreas Wienke, Lesley Taylor, Eva J. Kantelhardt and Adamu Addissie

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:38

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  29. To investigate the efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NCT), neoadjuvant endocrine therapy (NET) and neoadjuvant chemoendocrine therapy (NCET) on the tumour response, including pathological complete response...

    Authors: Yaling Wang, Lin He, Yuhua Song, Qian Wu, Haiji Wang, Biyuan Zhang and Xuezhen Ma

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2020 20:17

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  30. Breast cancer is an important cancer type and the most common malignancy among women in both developed and developing countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide. This study aimed...

    Authors: Nukhet Kirag and Mehtap Kızılkaya

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:132

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  31. Incidence of breast cancer in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) has increased in recent years. Screening helps in early detection of cancer and early diagnosis and timely treatment of breast cancer lead to a b...

    Authors: Humariya Heena, Sajid Durrani, Muhammad Riaz, Isamme AlFayyad, Rabeena Tabasim, Gazi Parvez and Amani Abu-Shaheen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:122

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  32. Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women, and in those with a positive family history, it is important to perform mammography. One of the probable barriers in doing mammography is fatalism.

    Authors: Maryam Molaei-Zardanjani, Mitra Savabi-Esfahani and Fariba Taleghani

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:116

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  33. Satisfaction with medical decisions among patients with cancer is associated not only with the results of decisions they make but also with how they make those decisions. To elucidate the decision-making proce...

    Authors: Keiko Yamauchi, Motoyuki Nakao and Mitsuyo Nakashima

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:86

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  34. Ganglionic tuberculosis is the most common extrapulmonary localization in Morocco. It is still a diagnostic and therapeutic problem especially when the infection is concomitant to the management of a cancer.

    Authors: Aziz Slaoui, Nivine Cherkaoui, Othmane El Harmouchi and Hafid Hachi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:79

    Content type: Case report

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  35. This study examined factors influencing cultural beliefs associated with later-stage detection of breast cancer and determined what factors influence those cultural beliefs in Vietnamese women residing in a ru...

    Authors: Jong Gun Kim, Hye Chong Hong, Hyeonkyeong Lee, Carol Estwing Ferrans and Eun-Mi Kim

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:74

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  36. Oral contraceptives (OCs) use has been linked to increased risk of breast cancer (BC) in several reports from the world. Limited number of similar studies have been conducted in the Middle Eastern female popul...

    Authors: Sanaa K. Bardaweel, Amal A. Akour, Suha Al-Muhaissen, Husam A. AlSalamat and Khawlah Ammar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:72

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  37. Breast cancer diagnosed at a young age is often associated with aggressive biology, advanced stage, and unfavorable prognosis. The median age of breast cancer diagnosis in Indonesia is younger (48 vs. 68 years...

    Authors: Sumadi Lukman Anwar, Clarista Adelia Raharjo, Rahma Herviastuti, Ery Kus Dwianingsih, Didik Setyoheriyanto, Widya Surya Avanti, Lina Choridah, Wirsma Arif Harahap, Darwito, Teguh Aryandono and Wahyu Wulaningsih

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2019 19:28

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  38. Breast disorders cause great anxiety for women especially when they occur in pregnancy because breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer related deaths in women. Majority of the disorders are Benign Bre...

    Authors: Stella O. Odedina, IkeOluwapo O. Ajayi, Adenike Adeniji-Sofoluwe, Imran O. Morhason-Bello, Dezheng Huo, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade and Oladosu A. Ojengbede

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:152

    Content type: Research article

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