High proportion of advanced breast cancers in sub-Saharan Africa

17 septiembre 2015

In one of the first studies of its kind, a new report finds a large majority of breast cancers in Cote d’Ivoire and Republic of Congo are detected only after they’ve become advanced. Although breast cancer is far less common in Cote d’Ivoire and Republic of Congo than in high-income countries, breast cancer is the leading cancer among females in sub-Saharan Africa, estimated to constitute one in three female cancers in these two countries in 2012.