The epidemiology of breast cancer

  title={The epidemiology of breast cancer},
  author={\Ojvind Lidegaard and Niels Kroman},
Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer in women; it attacks about one in ten women during her lifetime, and the incidence has increased almost 100% over the past four decades. The epidemiology of breast cancer (BC) has been intensively assessed in a number of large and often high-quality studies. While many still consider it a disease without known cause, the fact is that BC is also a multifactor disease, with contributing risk factors in the genetic constitution, from foetal exposures and… CONTINUE READING
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