Nigerian Journal of Medicine

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Predispositions of carcinoma of the breast: A review

A Dodiyi-Manuel, IE Wakama


BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is an ancient disease and the leading malignancy affecting women. The incidence is high in developed countries while it is low but increasing in developing countries. The aim of this review is to update and summarize the predisposing factors of breast cancer.
METHODS: Literature review was conducted using goggle search engine and hinari. Selected papers were taken for further reference and using books from author's collection.
RESULTS: The cause of breast cancer is unknown but predisposing factors have been identified to indicate increase susceptibility to developing the disease.
CONCLUSION:Breast is the commonest malignancy affecting women worldwide.

KEY WORDS:Breast, cancer, predisposing factors

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