Global & Disaster Medicine

Bangladesh: 12,764 new breast cancer patients are detected every year while the number of deaths from breast cancer is 6,846

Dhaka Tribune

“…..A recent survey of 246 patients by the National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital medical oncology department,  social taboos and unawareness were the main reasons for unchecked breast cancer and delay in early detection.
The study found that 65.5% of breast cancer patients delayed their diagnosis by more than six months, although 83% of them found lumps in their breast  or had other symptoms of breast cancer…..”


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