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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. Content type: Research article

    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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  2. Content type: Research article

    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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  3. Content type: Case report

    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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  4. Content type: Research article

    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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  5. Content type: Research article

    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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  6. Content type: Research article

    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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. Content type: Research article

    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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  9. Content type: Research article

    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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  10. Content type: Research article

    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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  11. Content type: Research article

    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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  12. Content type: Research article

    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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  13. Content type: Research article

    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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  14. Content type: Research article

    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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  15. Content type: Research article

    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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  16. Content type: Research article

    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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  17. Content type: Research article

    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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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  19. Content type: Research article

    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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  20. Content type: Research article

    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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  21. Content type: Research article

    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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  22. Content type: Research article

    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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  23. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:10

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:6

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  25. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2017 17:3

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  26. Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:72

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  27. Content type: Research Article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:68

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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.

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:65

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The shared impact of breast cancer for women and their male partners is emerging as an important consideration during the experience of a breast cancer diagnosis, particularly during survivorship. This study a...

    Authors: Sharon Keesing, Lorna Rosenwax and Beverley McNamara

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:57

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Recruitment rates for cancer trials are low for racial/ethnic minorities. Little is known about factors influencing trial recruitment in Asian patients. Our aim is to examine the barriers and facilitators for ...

    Authors: Guek Eng Lee, Mandy Ow, Desiree Lie and Rebecca Dent

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:43

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  31. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:23

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  32. Content type: Study protocol

    Breast cancer can be perceived as a traumatic event with disturbing effects on psychological domains such as depression, anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. In contrast, growing evidence has shown that...

    Authors: Catarina Ramos, Isabel Leal and Richard G. Tedeschi

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:22

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2016 16:8

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:26

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancers affecting women worldwide. The main objective of this study was to assess and compare research activity in breast cancer in Arab countries with non-Arab...

    Authors: Waleed M Sweileh, Sa’ed H Zyoud, Samah W Al-Jabi and Ansam F Sawalha

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:25

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  36. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2015 15:11

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