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Philippines has highest prevalence of breast cancer among 197 countries

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In 2016, the Philippines topped 197 countries with the most number of cases of breast cancer, data released by Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society have shown. It is also one of the countries worldwide with the highest prevalence rates of cancer. - https://www.manilatimes.net/philippines-highest-prevalence-breast-cancer-among-197-countries/311287/

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The Philippines has the highest incidence of breast cancer in Asia with one in every 13 Filipino woman at risk of getting it in her lifetime. - https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/942804/philippine-news-updates-breast-cancer-dr-christina-galvez-philippine-breast-cancer-society-bibeth-orteza

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The Philippines has the highest incidence rate of breast cancer among 197 countries of the world with an increase of 589 percent over a 30-year period. - http://metrocebu.news/2016/03/philippines-tops-in-breast-cancer-incidence-around-the-world/

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TimL

That is a pretty disturbing trend. 1 in 13. Wow

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liquido
2 minutes ago, petecebu said:

The report states...An average of 12 Filipinos die of cervical cancer daily.

That is not good. I have known many die from various forms of cancer over the years and some very young.

It must be something to do with the diet and heavy pollution , especially in the major cities. Pity screening and checks aren't free

I think you nailed it...

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Kabisay-an gid

The articles in the opening post appear to be fake news.

According to the Continuous Update Project of the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research - the Philippines isn't even in the top 25 of countries with the highest breast cancer rates:

https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/breast-cancer-statistics

Age-standardised rate per 100,000

1 Belgium 113.2

2 Luxembourg 109.3

3 Netherlands 105.9

4 France (metropolitan) 99.1

5 New Caledonia (France) 98.0

6 Lebanon 97.6

7 Australia 94.5

8 UK 93.6

9 Italy 92.8

10 New Zealand 92.6

11 Ireland 90.3

12 Sweden 89.8

13 Finland 89.5

14 Denmark 88.8

15 Switzerland 88.1

16 Montenegro 87.8

17 Malta 87.6

18 Norway 87.5

19 Hungary 85.5

20 Germany 85.4

21 Iceland 85.2

22 US 84.9

23 Canada 83.8

24 Cyprus 81.7

25 Samoa 80.1

 

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SkyMan

Bras cause breast cancer......just sayin'

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RangerUp
4 minutes ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

According to the Continuous Update Project of the World Cancer Research Fund and American Institute for Cancer Research - the Philippines isn't even in the top 25 of countries with the highest breast cancer rates:

Your source doesn't include the Philippines...or any other country in Asia.

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Kabisay-an gid
2 minutes ago, RangerUp said:

Your source doesn't include the Philippines...or any other country in Asia.

 

Because no countries in Asia are in the top 25 countries with the highest breast cancer rates.

DOH!

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RangerUp
1 minute ago, Kabisay-an gid said:

 

Because no countries in Asia are in the top 25 countries with the highest breast cancer rates.

DOH!

Yeah you keep saying that but

the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society stated that Philippines topped 197 countries with the most cases of Breast Cancer. Alarmingly, mortality rates are considered to be increasing. Experts in the field Dr. Norman Agustin expressed concern stating that “70 percent of those who die of the disease do not receive any kind of treatment”. - https://www.medicaladvisor.ph/centuria-medical-makati/articles/a-philippines-first-dedicated-breast-cancer-clinic

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Kabisay-an gid
5 minutes ago, RangerUp said:

Yeah you keep saying that but

the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecological Society stated that Philippines topped 197 countries with the most cases of Breast Cancer. Alarmingly, mortality rates are considered to be increasing. Experts in the field Dr. Norman Agustin expressed concern stating that “70 percent of those who die of the disease do not receive any kind of treatment”. - https://www.medicaladvisor.ph/centuria-medical-makati/articles/a-philippines-first-dedicated-breast-cancer-clinic

 

Your Philippines-based website is a joke at best.

My sources are the UK-based World Cancer Research Fund and the US-based American Institute for Cancer Research - both world renown in the area of breast cancer research.

WRCF:

https://www.wcrf.org/dietandcancer/cancer-trends/breast-cancer-statistics

AICR, from the U.S government National Institutes of Health website:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1508091/

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Detour

I would like to see Philippine geographical data on where these incidents occur...

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SkyMan
3 hours ago, petecebu said:

How?

Bras restrict the natural jiggle which is intended to increase the circulation and allow normal healthy cell tissue regeneration.  Restricted circulation causes a buildup of toxins eventually leading to cancer.

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Dafey

Also it doesn't allow for inspection! I know that sounds crass but I inspect my wife's breasts for lumps monthly, (if not more)

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Salty Dog

You can find just about any article or study on the internet to debunk some other article.

I think we can all agree the real issue here is that the number/rate of Filipina getting breast cancer seems to be increasing.

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SkyMan

And that bras are evil...

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Soupeod
41 minutes ago, SkyMan said:

And that bras are evil...

Bras are the debil! Rodney Carrington song “Let them be free!”

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Kreole

Now, for the cause?

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RogerDuMond
35 minutes ago, Kreole said:

Now, for the cause?

From one of the articles cited by the OP.

While the cause has yet to be pinpointed, medical experts have attributed this to several factors including the decision of many Filipino women not to have children or to delay marriage and having kids until they are in their 30s.

https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/942804/philippine-news-updates-breast-cancer-dr-christina-galvez-philippine-breast-cancer-society-bibeth-orteza


 

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HongKongPhooey
1 hour ago, RogerDuMond said:

From one of the articles cited by the OP.

 

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While the cause has yet to be pinpointed, medical experts have attributed this to several factors including the decision of many Filipino women not to have children or to delay marriage and having kids until they are in their 30s.

Tragic but I would think the cause of the high rate is probably some of the other factors excluding Filipinas not having kids. Just a guess anecdotally.

kind of calls thier credibility into question but need for awareness nonetheless.

 

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TequilaSunset
14 hours ago, Dafey said:

Also it doesn't allow for inspection! I know that sounds crass but I inspect my wife's breasts for lumps monthly, (if not more)

 

If you really loved her it would be daily, just saying

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lamoe
13 minutes ago, TequilaSunset said:

 

If you really loved her it would be daily, just saying

There's a difference between a  thorough general inspection and a more localized one.

Difference is in results expected. :tongue_01:

Ex-wife's family had a history, so she was very  concerned -  did her own

I did the once a month exam - had GYNO show me how in case she missed one  - did - turned out to be beguine.

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Kreole

I highly doubt that late pregnancy has anything to do with the cause.  Remember this is a country with one of the highest incidence of young single mothers and birthrates in the world.  I believe it has to be environmental causes, such as poor sanitation and access to clean drinking water and of course exposure to pollution.

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Headshot

The Philippines probably has a lot higher cancer rate (all types) than the records show. There are high levels of chemical and heavy metal contamination in the ground water (where most drinking water in the Philippines is sourced). When my wife's sister was diagnosed and died of leukemia, the doctor entered kidney failure as the cause of death. Therefore, if it happened there, it may be happening a lot where a final symptom is listed as the cause of death rather than the actual cause (cancer). Cancer is, indeed, clustered in the Philippines. Several children from the neighborhood where my wife grew up died from leukemia.

For that reason, I have no doubt that the cancer rates are a lot higher than admitted to by the government. And the rates are certainly higher than a number that any international organization would have access. In this case, I would tend to believe the Philippine source over any international source, since they are closer to the data and might have sources the international organizations do not.

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