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Open Access Journal of Oncology and Medicine

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Breast Cancer Screening in the United Arab Emirates: Is it Time to Call for a Screening at an Earlier Age?

Volume 2 - Issue 2

Humaid O Al Shamsi1* and Sadir Alrawi2

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    • 1MD, Department of Medicine, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
    • 2Alzahra Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    *Corresponding author: Humaid O Al-Shamsi, MD, MRCP (UK), FRCP(C), FACP, Department of medicine , University of Sharjah, Sharjah

Received: June 04, 2018;   Published: June 18, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/OAJOM.2018.02.000131

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Abstract

Cancer is a major health issue around the world, in the United Arab Emirates ( UAE ) it is the 3rd leading cause of death after cardiovascular diseases and injuries, accounting for 10% of all mortalities in the UAE in 2010 [1] and 16% of all mortalities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi in 2015 [2]. Breast cancer (BC) is the most frequent cancer in females among UAE citizens (32.16%) as well as Non- UAE citizens (41.41%) [3]. Females in the UAE has the tendency to develop BC at least a decade earlier than their counterparts in western countries [3-5]. The UAE government has made strident efforts to promote early cancer detection through different health authorities in the UAE. The Health Authority of Abu Dhabi (The UAE’s largest health district) began to have screening programs for colorectal, breast, and cervical cancers in 2008 [6].

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