Breast cancer the most widely spread cancer in Palestine

RAMALLAH, Breast cancer is the most common and widely spread type of cancer in Palestine, said the Palestinian Ministry of Health in an official statement Thursday.

MoH said a total of 503 new cases of breast cancer were documented until the end of 2017 in the West Bank, while 327 new other cases were recorded in the Gaza Strip in 2016.

It said that since the beginning of the year, a total of 3854 women underwent early examination of breast cancer in the centers of the Ministry of Health in the West Bank, of whom 210 cases of suspected breast cancer were ordered to conduct follow-up tests to ensure their safety.

In 2017, MoH said it provided breast cancer screening services to 9721 cases in the West Bank, of whom 2772 cases were found to be abnormal and accounted for 28.5% of the examined cases.

Source: Palestinian News and Info Agency

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