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LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 359
 

The male breast cancer: Epidemiological data from the North of Peru


1 Medical Audit Department, Regional Institute of Neoplastic Disease; Graduate School, Antenor Orrego Private University, Trujillo, Perú
2 Department of Surgery, Victor Lazarte Echegaray Hospital; Graduate School, Antenor Orrego Private University, Trujillo, Perú

Date of Web Publication24-Feb-2017

Correspondence Address:
G Flores-Trujillo
Medical Audit Department, Regional Institute of Neoplastic Disease; Graduate School, Antenor Orrego Private University, Trujillo
Perú
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-509X.200652

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Flores-Trujillo G, Serrano-LaBarrera E. The male breast cancer: Epidemiological data from the North of Peru. Indian J Cancer 2016;53:359

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Sir,

The incidence, worldwide, of breast cancer in men is very low, being considered a rare disease.[1] According to the American Cancer Society, it is found that its incidence has increased over the past 27 years.[2],[3] Due to the few cases, it has not achieved widespread characterization compared to breast cancer in women. The contribution of each institution worldwide will better understand the behavior of this disease.[4] In Northeastern Peru, it is the Regional Institute of Neoplastic Diseases, responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in Northern Peru. From 2007 to 2014, there have been 1146 cases of breast cancer, of which only 10 cases of male breast cancer [Table 1]. At diagnosis, the most often clinical stage is the type 3, similar proportion of breast cancer in women in our hospital and also similar to those who reported by your institution.[1] The diagnosis in these stages complicates the therapeutic management. We agree that more multicenter studies are necessary.[1]
Table 1: Frequency of breast cancer at the regional institute of neoplastic diseases, Trujillo 2007-2014

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Piscuoglio S, Ng CK, Murray MP, Guerini-Rocco E, Martelotto LG, Geyer FC, et al. The genomic landscape of male breast cancers. Clin Clin Cancer Res 2016;4045-56.  Back to cited text no. 4
    



 
 
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