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Autor: Naraynsingh, Vijay(aut); Maharaj, Ravi(aut).
Título: Breast cancer in Trinidad and Tobago
Fonte: Car. med.jour;72(3):21-23, June 2011. graf.
Idioma: en.
Resumo: Breast cancer is the commonest cause of death from cancer among women worldwide and also in Trinidad and Tobago. However, in general, the mortality from breast cancer in developing countries is less than that from developed ones. For example, in 2002, breast cancer mortality in India was 10.4 and in Brazil 14.1 compared to 19.0 and 24.3 per 100,000 in the USA and UK respectively [4]. While this pattern is true for many countries, there are some aspects of this disease in Trinidad and Tobago that should concern both patients and practitioners. However, our Caribbean neighbours also record high mortalities from this disease. In the year 2000, Barbados reported a mortality of 34.9, Jamaica 18.3 compared to 19.1 per 100,000 for Trinidad and Tobago (3,5,6). In particular the increasing mortality in Trinidad and Tobago is noteworthy (3).
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