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Le cancer du sein en Belgique: pourquoi sommes-nous les premiers en Europe?
DESREUX, Joëlle; Gaspard, Ulysse; BLERET, Valerie et al.
2011In Revue Médicale de Liège, 66 (5-6), p. 231-7
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Keywords :
Belgium/epidemiology; Breast Neoplasms/epidemiology; Female; Humans; Incidence; Life Style; Mass Screening; Risk Factors
Abstract :
[en] Breast cancer incidence in Belgium is on the top of European countries, with 9.697 new cases in 2008 and 106/100.000 women/year. The explanation of this high incidence in our country is probably the accumulation of risk factors (many of them are linked to lifestyle), and the impact of screening and registration of cases. The relative impact of each of theses factors is less clear because we don't have powerful statistical studies. Belgium is slightly above the European mean for breast cancer mortality, with 19,4/100.000 women/year and an all stages 15-year survival of 75%. Breast cancers are responsible for around 3% of all-cause mortality in Belgian women. This article discusses the causes of this high Belgian incidence and of current decrease of incidence in western countries, and reviews known and less known risk factors of breast cancers, with a special focus on menopause hormonal treatments.
Disciplines :
Oncology
Author, co-author :
DESREUX, Joëlle ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie
Gaspard, Ulysse ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Services généraux (Faculté de médecine) > Relations académiques et scientifiques (Médecine)
BLERET, Valerie ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie
Van Cauwenberge, Jean-Rémy ;  Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences cliniques > Gynécologie-Obstétrique-Sénologie
THILLE, Alain ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Imagerie médicale
HERMAN, Philippe ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie
LIFRANGE, Eric ;  Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > Sénologie
Language :
French
Title :
Le cancer du sein en Belgique: pourquoi sommes-nous les premiers en Europe?
Alternative titles :
[en] Breast cancer in Belgium: why are we the first in Europe?
Publication date :
2011
Journal title :
Revue Médicale de Liège
ISSN :
0370-629X
eISSN :
2566-1566
Publisher :
Université de Liège. Revue Médicale de Liège, Liège, Belgium
Volume :
66
Issue :
5-6
Pages :
231-7
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
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