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Feb 13, 2006

More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In Summer

More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Breast Cancer In Summer
[imgl]/images/blog/summer-woman-654580.jpg[/imgl]Scientists have observed that woman generally tend to have diagnosis of breast cancer in spring and summer months compared rest of the year. They believe that this is due to the fact that women are more aware of their body in these months due to skimpier clothes in the warmer weather. This would make them more aware of their body and in turn they examined themselves more often.

Researchers in Manchester combed through the records of 9,500 women who had been diagnosed with breast cancer in the North-West since 2001. They evaluated the date of diagnosis of these women.

These researchers were surprised to find that rates of breast cancer detection soared by about 25 per cent between April and July. It is to be noted that these women's cancers were not detected through the National Screening Programme which involves screening mammogram for those women who are aged more than 50 but were younger women who had gone to their general practitioner because of their own concerns about breast cancer.

This interesting study was lead by Professor Gareth Evans who is an oncologist and consultant in medical genetics at both Christie Hospital-and St Mary's Hospital in Manchester.

Source: Daily Mail; London (UK)


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Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

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