Tracy Helou1, Rebecca Badawi2 and Georges El Hachem3*
1Breast Cancer Survivor
2Resident at the Department of Internal Medicine. Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon
3Hematologist and Medical Oncologist. Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Balamand
*Corresponding Author: Georges El Hachem, Hematologist and Medical Oncologist. Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon. Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine University of Balamand.
Received: January 28, 2022; Published: February 07, 2022
The burden of cancer incidence and mortality is increasing worldwide making it the leading cause of mortality in 2020 with an ascribable estimate of ten million deaths. In the same year, 19.3 million new cancer cases were recorded with the most common being female breast cancer accounting for 11.7 percent of all registered cancer cases . This increase in incidence over the years is attributed to aging of the population with the accumulation of risk factors, cellular insults, and loss of repair mechanisms with older age. The burden of cancer, specifically breast cancer, can be reduced by implementing strategies designed to decrease delays and barriers to diagnosis and patient care. Breast cancer incidence and prevalence has increased due to screening, early detection, and improvements in treatment outcomes.
Citation: Georges El Hachem., et al. “Telling Her Story: She has a Breast Cancer. What about Her Future?" 6.2 (2022): 13-17.
Copyright: © 2022 Georges El Hachem., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.