Breast cancer in Nigeria: is non-adherence to chemotherapy schedules a major factor in the reported poor treatment outcome?

@article{Adisa2010BreastCI,
  title={Breast cancer in Nigeria: is non-adherence to chemotherapy schedules a major factor in the reported poor treatment outcome?},
  author={Adewale Oluseye Adisa and Isaac D. Gukas and Oladejo Olukayode Lawal and Abdul Rasheed Kayode Adesunkanmi},
  journal={The breast journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={
          206-7
        }
}
To the Editor: Mortality from breast cancer has been declining steadily in many countries. This has been attributed to early detection, accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment (1,2). This is not the case in most developing countries. Breast cancer is now the leading female malignancy in Nigeria and the leading cause of cancer mortality among women seen in many centers across the country (3). The patients are young; they present late and have an overall poor survival. Various reports from… CONTINUE READING
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