Breast Cancer: Why Link Early Detection to Reproductive Health Interventions in Developing Countries?

Salud Pública de México 2009; Vol.51 suppl 2: S220-S227

8 Pages Posted: 19 May 2012

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Felicia Knaul

Harvard Global Equity Initiative; Mexican Health Foundation

Flavia Bustreo

World Bank

Ana Langer

Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Eugene Ha

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

Breast cancer has not been sufficiently integrated into broader efforts either on maternal and child, or reproductive health and this presents an opportunity to strengthen early detection. The analysis is based on global breast cancer statistics and a bibliographic review of key global programs and strategies to promote women´s health in the developing world. Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in all regions of the developing world and is striking many women during the reproductive phase. There is an opportunity to increase awareness among women and undertake clinical examination to detect breast cancer by linking to existing health interventions related to reproductive and maternal and child health in developing countries. These synergies should be tested and evaluated in developing countries to identify the potential impact on early detection and on reducing the proportion of cases that are found in more advanced stages.

Keywords: breast cancer, reproductive health, reproductive cancers, maternal and child health

Suggested Citation

Knaul, Felicia and Knaul, Felicia and Bustreo, Flavia and Langer, Ana and Ha, Eugene, Breast Cancer: Why Link Early Detection to Reproductive Health Interventions in Developing Countries? (2008). Salud Pública de México 2009; Vol.51 suppl 2: S220-S227, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2046803

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Flavia Bustreo

World Bank ( email )

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Ana Langer

Harvard University - T.H. Chan School of Public Health ( email )

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Eugene Ha

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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