Salud Pública de México
versão impressa ISSN 0036-3634
CURADO, María Paula. Breast cancer in the world: Incidence and mortality. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.5, pp. 372-384. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36342011000500005.
The aim of this paper is to describe the burden of breast cancer in the world, as the now most common cancer in women in the globe. Here a descriptive pattern based on information available in IARC and WHO databases describing estimated age-specific incidence is presented, both for incidence and mortality. The newer treatment modalities and screening programs have been developed to alleviate the burden of this disease, but much more needs to be done in the developing countries for the impact to reach outside of the developed nations.
Palavras-chave : breast neoplasms; epidemiology; mortality; incidence.