Incidence of breast cancer in Macedonia

  • Dijana Stojanova University Goce Delcev
  • Velo Markovski

Abstract

Incidence of breast cancer in Macedonia

Stojanova, Dijana; Markovski, Velo - Faculty of Medical Sciences, UGD - Stip

Abstract

Introduction

Breast cancer is an abnormal growth and uncontrolled division of cells in the breast. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the country and the most common cause of cancer death in women. According to the WHO, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year.

Purpose

The purpose of this work is to determine the incidence of breast cancer in the Republic of Macedonia and setting relation in terms of the prevalence of this disease in the world.

Materials and Methods

Within this analysis, data were taken from the hospital in the region of the capital Skopje, which marks the most populated. These data represent the men and women suffering from breast cancer who were hospitalized.

The data used were obtained from the Centre for Public Health, National Institute of Statistics - MAKStat base, Institute of Public Health, data taken from the organization Borka and International Agency for research on cancer - EUCAN.

Results

In Macedonia, breast cancer is the first of malignant disease in women. According to the Institute of Public Health , the incidence of breast cancer is about 696 / 100,000 cases , while mortality is 240 / 100,000 that is represented by the absolute values ​​of 147 men and 1280 women such cases in 2014, 225 men and 839 such cases in 2013 and 139 men and 2629 women such cases in 2012 . Breast cancer in men is found in about 6 % of cases respectively in 2014 there were 147 infected men. Most patients are from 50-59 years of age.  

Conclusion

In Macedonia, breast cancer is the first of malignant disease in women. The country is a country with an average incidence rate, but with higher mortality. The number of cases of breast cancer has increased in 2014. Most cases of this disease is 50-59 years. In a small percentage of breast cancer are diagnosed and men with 6%.

Keywords: breast cancer, disease incidence, Macedonia

Published
Dec 29, 2015
How to Cite
STOJANOVA, Dijana; MARKOVSKI, Velo. Incidence of breast cancer in Macedonia. Book of abstracts "International Symposium at Faculty of Medical Sciences", [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, dec. 2015. Available at: <http://js.ugd.edu.mk/index.php/ISMS/article/view/1238>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2017.