Aspects of Breast Cancer Between Two Different Societies

  • Salah E Mostafa Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Maha Hemeida Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdul-Aziz Al-Nasser Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Covin Jordan University of Mississippi, University and Oxford-Lafayatte County Hospital, Oxford, Mississippi, USA
  • Muslim M Al-Saadi Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Waleed A Al-Ajroush Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Keywords: Breast cancer, American group, Saudi Arabian group, Family history, recurrence

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/22-1-13523

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in many countries. Mortality from the disease has increased steadily since the beginning of this century. This study explores the pattern of this disease in two different cultures, American and Saudi Arabian, and examines how culture can affect the pattern and risk factors for breast cancer. Breast cancer was found to be more common among younger Saudi women, 30-49 (69.4%) and older American women (59.2%). A positive family history was found in 11.4% and the incidence of recurrence was 16.6% among the Saudi Arabian group.

Author Biographies

Salah E Mostafa, Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

M.D.

Maha Hemeida, Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

M.D.

Abdul-Aziz Al-Nasser, Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, MSC, MRCGP

Covin Jordan, University of Mississippi, University and Oxford-Lafayatte County Hospital, Oxford, Mississippi, USA

University of Mississippi, University and Oxford-Lafayatte County Hospital, Oxford, Mississippi, USA

M.D.

Muslim M Al-Saadi, Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Waleed A Al-Ajroush, Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Department of Community and Family Medicine, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Published
1990-01-01
Section
Original Articles