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The impact of breast cancer in Africa Dr Clement Adebamowo – Institute of Human Virology, Abuja, Nigeria



Dr Clement Adebamowo talks to ecancer at the 2012 National Cancer Institute Directors Meeting in Lyon about the lack of knowledge and literature on the topic of breast cancer in Africa.

Only in the last decade has epidemiological data on breast cancer in Africa been published. Many cases in African countries present in women around the age of 40, where as cases in more developed countries present around 50 or 60.

This disparity has many clinical, social and psychological effects; however, the number of incidences is not higher in Africa. Research does suggest that cultural attitudes towards obesity and smoking need to change.

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