A Review on Breast Cancer in India and Other Developing Countries

Nihar Ranjan Pal*, Santanu Kumar Tripathi2, Subrata Chakraborty1, Jahar Majumdar3

1 Dr.B.C.Roy College of Pharmacy & AHS, Bidhannagar, Durgapur-713206

2 Dept. of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata- 700073

3 Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata- 700026

* Correspondence: pal. nihar1954 @ gmail .com


This article reviews breast cancer in India and other developing countries. Developing countries including India are facing a breast cancer epidemic over the last few decades. Changing life-styles of women has made them more prone to cancer of the breast in the metropolitan cities than in the rest of the country. The implications of the disease are serious when measured in terms of family hardship, disablement, and loss of life. Breast cancers are generally detected at advanced stages when a cure is not possible. Earlier detection by screening can save many lives. Types of breast cancer, stages of breast cancer, breast cancer risk factors, screening of breast cancers, breast self examination, diagnosis and treatment facilities & palliative care facilities have been reviewed in this article to address suitable solution to fight against the disease.

Keywords: Breast cancer, India, risk-factors, stage, screening, palliative care

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