The Contribution of Reproductive Factors and Family History towards Premenopausal Breast Cancer Risk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Shahril, Mohd Razif (2011) The Contribution of Reproductive Factors and Family History towards Premenopausal Breast Cancer Risk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Medical Journal Malaysia, 66 (3). pp. 220-226. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among Malaysian women. This study aimed to determine the reproductive for premenopausal breast cancer risk in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A case-control study was conducted in 216 histopathologically confirmed cases of premenopausal breast cancer and 216 community-based controls that were matched by age within a 5-year period and ethnicity. The results of this study showed that premenopausal breast cancer risks were strongly related to parity, number of live births and family history of breast cancer. Premenopausal women with these known reproductive and family history risk factors should take extra measures to undergo appropriate screening method for early detection of breast cancer.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Case-control studies, Risk factors, Reproductive, Family history, Premenopausal, Breast cancer
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / Institute: Faculty Of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Razif Shahril
Date Deposited: 11 May 2014 06:25
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 06:46
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/513

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