International Journal of Medicine and Health Development

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The Possible Relationship Between Mammary Dysplasia and Breast Cancer

W I Onuigbo


Aim: There is need to resolve the continuing difficult question regarding the possible relationship between mammary dysplasia and breast cancer.
Method: This is a 30-year study of the incidences of both mammary dysplasia and breast cancer occurring among the Igbos, a major ethnic group in Nigeria, West Africa.
Results: Out of 1304 cases of breast cancer found in a personal histopathology data pool, 8 (0.6%) had previously presented with mammary dysplasia. This figure falls within the 0.2% – 7% range published in the literature.
Conclusion: It is hypothesized that the true relationship will be discovered through simply promoting thorough doctor-patient communications worldwide.

Keywords: Breast, Dysplasia, Cancer, Epidemiology.

Journal of College of Medicine Vol. 12 (2) 2007: pp. 49-50

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