Title: Breast cancer amongst old and young women: Prevalence, risk factors in Lviv city, Ukraine
Biography: Obianuju Efobi Chinyere
Background: Breast cancer is becoming a silent killer amongst women of younger age due to negligence and belief that it occurs only in old women. As long as there are presence of breast tissues in a female, breast cancer can occur from any age.
Methods: A qualitative study was carried out for 1 week, offline forms were filled by women of different races, ages diagnosed of cancer. Data was compiled ,AGE 15-35 was grouped as young and 36 > was grouped as old.
Result: Among the participants, were 6 cases of younger women and 39 cases of older women . Most women of the young age group linked their diagnosis to genetic predisposition while women of older age groups could not determine a link to their diagnosis which rarely occurs.
Conclusion: Prevalence of breast cancer in younger women is quite low and can be linked to family history, unlike in older women it is very high and can be due to various risk factors which cannot be stated specifically.