Rising incidence of breast cancer in Papua New Guinea.

@article{Halder2001RisingIO,
  title={Rising incidence of breast cancer in Papua New Guinea.},
  author={Andreas Halder and J Morewya and David A Watters},
  journal={ANZ journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 10},
  pages={590-3}
}
BACKGROUND Three previous reports have shown the incidence of breast cancer in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to have risen in the 30 years between 1958 and 1987. In the present report the incidence and pathology of breast cancer in the decade 1989-1998 are described. METHODS This was a retrospective review of all histopathology specimens in PNG from 1989 to 1998. During this period the female population grew from 1 640 000 to more than 2 000 000. RESULTS There were 790 cases of breast cancer. The… CONTINUE READING