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By Christopher Kwesi O. Williams, Olufunmilayo I. Olopade, Carla I. Falkson

ISBN-10: 1402036647

ISBN-13: 9781402036644

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ISBN-13: 9781402036828

Although there are lots of technical-scientific books on breast melanoma within the worldwide bibliography, such books deal solely with the character of the disorder in majority populations of the Western societies, with very little connection with the character of the illness within the minority populations in such societies. equally, the character of breast melanoma in black girls of the fewer privileged societies, and in girls of ethnic teams residing in international locations of comparable socio-economic prestige, is nearly unknown. for numerous epidemiological purposes, breast melanoma occurrence is quickly expanding in those counties, extra so than at present is the case in constructed international locations. therefore, the worldwide burden of melanoma is transferring progressively to those parts of the area, and should equivalent or perhaps surpass the breast melanoma burden within the Western societies in the foreseeable destiny. This e-book is exclusive since it greenbacks the fad of almost all different breast melanoma books through addressing particularly the breast melanoma adventure of ladies of African descent and their way of life opposite numbers in different societies of the world.

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Furthermore, baseline levels of spiritual faith, cancer-specific distress, perceived risk, and demographic factors like income may play into the decision-making process concerning genetic testing. Consideration of these factors is important in effectively designing risk assessment and education programs for minority women (35). 6. CONCLUSION There are inherent limitations in the comparisons of cancer statistics generated by the cancer registries of different African countries, particularly with respect to methods, quality, and reporting of cancer incidence data.

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Some of these changes may be related to declining fertility, as well as to better nutrition and greater body size; quite possibly both will continue into the future, though the potential for further change is clearly greatest in the developing world. , become more widespread . REFERENCES (I) Hakama M, Hakulinen T, Teppo L, Saxen E. Incidence, mortality or prevalence as indicators of the cancer problem. Cancer 1975; 36:2227-31. 20 Breast Cancer in Women ofAfrican Descent (2) Jensen OM, Parkin DM, Maclennan R, Muir CS, Skeet RG, editors .

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