Epidemiology of breast cancer in Korea: occurrence, high-risk groups, and prevention.

  title={Epidemiology of breast cancer in Korea: occurrence, high-risk groups, and prevention.},
  author={K. Yoo and Daehee Kang and S. Park and S. U. Kim and A. Shin and H. Yoon and S. Ahn and D. Y. Noh and K. Choe},
  journal={Journal of Korean Medical Science},
  pages={1 - 6}
  • K. Yoo, Daehee Kang, +6 authors K. Choe
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Korean Medical Science
  • Breast cancer ranks second or third to uterine cervix cancer and stomach cancer as a cause of death in women, and as a common site of primary cancer. The large difference in its incidence between Westernized and non-Westernized countries is remarkable. There is a linear increase with age that is observed in Western countries, which are high-incidence areas, on the contrary to the inverted V shape curve seen in Asian countries. Epidemiologic studies conducted in Korea have shown that an older… CONTINUE READING
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