ISSN : 0975-9492


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Title : “Emerging Trends in Epidemiology of Breast, Prostate and Gall bladder cancer”
Authors : Girish Sharma, Sumedha Sharma, Prerna Sehgal
Keywords : Epidemiology, Risk Factors, Breast Cancer, Prostate cancer, Gall bladder cancer.
Issue Date : July 2014
Abstract :
Being the second most common disease after cardiovascular disorders, cancer has come to be known as one of the leading causes of death. Almost 14.1 million people were diagnosed in 2012 and the world cancer burden has been expected to increase in the subsequent years. In 2012, Breast cancer has secured the top most position for causing maximum number of deaths among females. Almost 12% of worldwide cancer burden is because of breast cancer. It has become one of the major threats around the world. Furthermore, Prostate cancer, though, a disease of the elderly, has slowly inched its way to become the second most likely cancer to be diagnosed in men. One of the cancers, that require special attention, is Gall Bladder Cancer. Due to pitiful prognosis, it is diagnosed at a very late stage and is thus, responsible for high mortality rates throughout the world. In this study, we have focused on updates of global incidence, mortality and 5-year prevalence of Breast, Prostate and Gall Bladder Cancer. Emphasis is also given on recent updates in context of Indian scenario. Additionally, we have mentioned the signs and symptoms and various risk factors associated with them to comprehend their etiology, as well as mode of diagnosis and treatment options available.
Page(s) : 329-337
ISSN : 0975-9492
Source : Vol. 5, No.7