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Article: The acceptance and feasibility of breast cancer screening in the East

TitleThe acceptance and feasibility of breast cancer screening in the East
Authors
KeywordsBreast cancer
Breast density
Breast screening
Cancer detection rate
Chinese
Mammography
Issue Date2008
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/breast
Citation
Breast, 2008, v. 17 n. 1, p. 42-50 How to Cite?
AbstractBreast cancer, traditionally a disease prevalent among women in the West, has become an increasing disease burden in the East. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the number one incident cancer in women. In Asian countries, due to the lower incidence rate, population screening is still controversial. Most screening programs are not population-based, and are either self-financed privately or partially subsidized by the government. Since the first government-subsidized screening program was set up in 1991 in Hong Kong, numerous private and government health centres for women have been set up. A dedicated private Breast Care Centre was set up at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital (HKSH) in 1999. Over an 8-year period from October 1999 to September 2006, 14,596 women were screened, of whom 11,408 were asymptomatic. This study aims to produce the first report on breast screening experience in the largest cohort of asymptomatic Chinese women in the private sector. An overall malignancy detection rate of 2.3 per 1000 screens and a recall rate of 9.2% were found. Despite culture differences and differences in breast characteristics (denser and smaller breasts), breast screening is feasible and acceptable in the East. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182315
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.74
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.346
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dc.contributor.authorKwong, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheung, PSYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, AYWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHung, GTYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLo, Gen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsao, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorChan, EWKen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorMa, Men_HK
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-22T01:46:47Z-
dc.date.available2013-04-22T01:46:47Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_HK
dc.identifier.citationBreast, 2008, v. 17 n. 1, p. 42-50en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0960-9776en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/182315-
dc.description.abstractBreast cancer, traditionally a disease prevalent among women in the West, has become an increasing disease burden in the East. In Hong Kong, breast cancer is the number one incident cancer in women. In Asian countries, due to the lower incidence rate, population screening is still controversial. Most screening programs are not population-based, and are either self-financed privately or partially subsidized by the government. Since the first government-subsidized screening program was set up in 1991 in Hong Kong, numerous private and government health centres for women have been set up. A dedicated private Breast Care Centre was set up at the Hong Kong Sanatorium and Hospital (HKSH) in 1999. Over an 8-year period from October 1999 to September 2006, 14,596 women were screened, of whom 11,408 were asymptomatic. This study aims to produce the first report on breast screening experience in the largest cohort of asymptomatic Chinese women in the private sector. An overall malignancy detection rate of 2.3 per 1000 screens and a recall rate of 9.2% were found. Despite culture differences and differences in breast characteristics (denser and smaller breasts), breast screening is feasible and acceptable in the East. © 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/breasten_HK
dc.relation.ispartofBreasten_HK
dc.subjectBreast canceren_HK
dc.subjectBreast densityen_HK
dc.subjectBreast screeningen_HK
dc.subjectCancer detection rateen_HK
dc.subjectChineseen_HK
dc.subjectMammographyen_HK
dc.subject.meshBreast Neoplasms - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshMass Screening - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Care - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshPrimary Prevention - statistics and numerical data-
dc.subject.meshWomen's Health-
dc.titleThe acceptance and feasibility of breast cancer screening in the Easten_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailKwong, A: avakwong@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityKwong, A=rp01734en_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.breast.2007.06.005en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid17720500-
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dc.identifier.volume17en_HK
dc.identifier.issue1en_HK
dc.identifier.spage42en_HK
dc.identifier.epage50en_HK
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000257274300011-
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKwong, A=8913654300en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridCheung, PSY=7202595368en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, AYW=7403147237en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridHung, GTY=23489070700en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLo, G=7101880732en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridWong, T=26323418500en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridMa, M=26323250800en_HK
dc.customcontrol.immutablejt 2014-03-31-

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