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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. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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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  4. 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

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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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  8. 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

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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

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  29. Fluorescence imaging (FI) is one of the methods to identify sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs). However, the procedure is technically complicated and requires procedural skills, as SLN biopsy must be conducted in dim...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Takemoto, Ai Koyanagi, Masanori Yasuda and Hiroshi Yamamoto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:151

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  30. Restoring the body as normal as possible increases quality of life. Aesthetically, almost perfect breast reconstructions can be created. However, these reconstructed breasts have almost no sensation. Our hypot...

    Authors: Anouk J. M. Cornelissen, Stefania M. H. Tuinder, Esther M. Heuts, René R. W. J. van der Hulst and Jenny Slatman

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:82

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  31. Estimately, 70–80% of cancer cases are diagnosed in late stages in Kenya with breast cancer being a common cause of mortality among women where late diagnosis is the major ubiquitous concern. Numerous studies ...

    Authors: Joyce Kisiangani, Joyce Baliddawa, Pamela Marinda, Hillary Mabeya, Joseph K. Choge, Eric Onyango Adino and Christopher Khayeka-Wandabwa

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:81

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  32. There is limited evidence for the association between dietary pattern and quality of life among breast cancer survivors. We examined the association between dietary patterns and health-related quality of life ...

    Authors: Na-Hui Kim, Sihan Song, So-Youn Jung, Eunsook Lee, Zisun Kim, Hyeong-Gon Moon, Dong-Young Noh and Jung Eun Lee

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:65

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  33. Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease with several morphological and molecular subtypes. Widely accepted molecular classification system uses assessment of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR)...

    Authors: Endale Hadgu, Daniel Seifu, Wondemagegnhu Tigneh, Yonas Bokretsion, Abebe Bekele, Markos Abebe, Thomas Sollie, Sofia D. Merajver, Christina Karlsson and Mats G. Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:40

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  34. Although, there are many developments in the field of management, breast cancer is still the commonest cause of cancer related deaths in women in Sri Lanka. This emphasizes the need for validation of treatment...

    Authors: Harshini Peiris, Lakmini Mudduwa, Neil Thalagala and Kamani Jayatilake

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2018 18:30

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  35. Breast cancer affects millions of women worldwide, particularly in Brazil, where public healthcare system is an important model in health organization and the cost of chronic disease has affected the economy i...

    Authors: Francisco Winter dos Santos Figueiredo, Tábata Cristina do Carmo Almeida, Débora Terra Cardial, Érika da Silva Maciel, Fernando Luiz Affonso Fonseca and Fernando Adami

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:121

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  36. Literature data reported a higher frequency of breast cancer in young women (BCYW) in developing countries. BCYW is associated with delayed diagnosis, aggressive biology and poor prognosis. However, our knowle...

    Authors: Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Touria Derkaoui, Ali Loudiyi, Mohamed Fihri, Samia Hassani, Amina Barakat, Naima Ghailani Nourouti and Mohcine Bennani Mechita

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:106

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  37. Obesity is part of the established risk factors for breast cancer (BC) in postmenopausal females. Circulating leptin increases in parallel with the increase of body weight and fat reservoir.

    Authors: Mohamad Nidal Khabaz, Amer Abdelrahman, Nadeem Butt, Lila Damnhory, Mohamed Elshal, Alia M. Aldahlawi, Swsan Ashoor, Basim Al-Maghrabi, Pauline Dobson, Barry Brown, Kaltoom Al-Sakkaf, Mohmmad Al-Qahtani and Jaudah Al-Maghrabi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:105

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  38. Adjuvant chemotherapy improves outcome of patients with early breast cancer. However, chemotherapy may be associated with long term toxicities. In this retrospective cohort study, the objectives were to determ...

    Authors: Winnie Yeo, Frankie K. F. Mo, Elizabeth Pang, Joyce J. S. Suen, Jane Koh, Herbert H. F. Loong, Christopher C. H. Yip, Rita Y. W. Ng, Claudia H. W. Yip, Nelson L. S. Tang and Giok S. Liem

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:55

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  39. Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer among women and a leading cause of mortality and morbidity, globally. Breast cancer mortality can be improved through routine cancer screening, yet migrant population...

    Authors: Olayide Oluyemisi Ogunsiji, Cannas Kwok and Lee Chun Fan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:32

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  40. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:30

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  41. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:27

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  42. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:22

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  43. 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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:14

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