Study finds global trends in women’s breast cancer show cause for concern

A new study published in The Lancet Global Health includes data on women from 41 countries and found that in higher income nations, including Canada, rates of breast cancer in premenopausal women are increasing, while postmenopausal breast cancer is increasing more rapidly in lower income countries.

“To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate the global rates and trends of pre- and postmenopausal breast cancer,” says Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia, PhD, study principal investigator and member of the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM).  Read More

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