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West Afr J Med. 2000 Jul-Sep;19(3):179-91.

Breast cancer in Nigeria.

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Department of Surgery, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Breast cancer is now the commonest malignancy affecting women in Nigeria. It is likely to become an important public health issue in the next millennium. Recent years have witnessed an explosion in knowledge about the basic sciences of the disease, including the genetic basis and the pathology. These changes are leading to revisions in the management of the disease with a positive impact on prognosis. In this review, the recent developments in the various aspects of breast cancer are reviewed with reference to how they affect the disease in this environment.

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