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Title: Breast and Cervical Cancer Risk Factors and Screening Awareness among Nurses working in Government Sectors in Eastern Region of Nepal
Authors: Shah, Tara
Pokharel, Nirmala
Shah, Shreeam
Rai, Meera
Issue Date: Jun-2010
Keywords: Breast and Cervical Cancer
Description: Cancer is one of the most dreaded non-communicable diseases and it has wide variation in the distribution throughout the world and alarming increase in deaths from malignancies in both sexes is striking. Earlier cancer was the main problem of developed countries, but now a trend of disease is increasing in developing countries. The WHO and UICC highlights the burden of cancer is high and increasing worldwide. It is second leading cause of death with 7 million people dying from it annually-over 70% of them in low and middle income countries. In addition, 24.6 million people are living with cancer and more than 11 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed with cancer every year. It is estimated that in the year 2020, if current trends continue, new cases will increase to 16 million per year and more than 10 million people was die. Cancer is and will become an increasingly important factor in the global burden of the disease in the decades to come. It is becoming a growing public health problem in Nepal. Despite the unique development in advanced technology, many people still continue losing their life prematurely from this disease especially in developing countries.
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