Breast Cancer is a growing concern amongst women. Because of its nature however, the subject is not one that we easily discuss. While the awareness is higher than ever, recent statistics show that in the UAE, 30% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are already in the third stage.
For this reason, we encourage you as a woman to ‘keep both eyes open for breast cancer’ and learn how to self examine. According to the Health Authority – Dubai, the women themselves find 80% of the cancerous lumps. After all, you know your body better than anyone else.
In 2016, it is estimated that among women there will be: 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.) 60,290 new cases of in situ breast cancer (This includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). Of those, about 83 percent will be DCIS. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer and LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer. Learn more about DCIS and LCIS.) 40,290 breast cancer deaths
Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen. In 2016, it is estimated that among men there will be:
2,350 new cases of (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.)
440 breast cancer deaths. Rates of breast cancer incidence (new cases) and mortality (death) are much lower among men than among women.
Survival rates for men are about the same as for women with the same stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis. However, men are often diagnosed at a later stage. Men may be less likely than women to report symptoms, which may lead to delays in diagnosis.