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Clinicopathologic Analysis of Carcinoma of the Breast in an African Population

J. F. Ngala Kenda, MD, PhD; B. Chirimwami, MD, PhD; T. Veyi, MD
Arch Surg. 1988;123(8):972-974. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1988.01400320058012.
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• A ten-year survey at Kinshasa University Hospital, Zaĭre, has shown that carcinoma of the breast is relatively common and accounts for 23% of all solid cancers in women. In most respects the growth is similar to that seen elsewhere. However, certain features not usually reported were noted: (1) Patients in Zaĭre are, overall, about ten years younger than those seen in western populations. (2) Compared with western data, the disease here is significantly associated with multiparity and breast-feeding. The reasons for these differences are not clear at present.

(Arch Surg 1988;123:972-974)


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