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BARRIOS LOPEZ, Yusimy et al. Hidden morbidity due to breast cancer at the health area "28 de Septiembre". MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.5, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1029-3019.
A descriptive and cross-sectional study was carried out in 14 731 women older than 30 years belonging to the health area of "28 de Septiembre" Polyclinic in Santiago de Cuba, from February 2008 to January 2009, to determine hidden morbidity due to breast cancer in these patients. Nine diagnoses of malignant affections were made, with predominance of age groups 50-59 and 70 and over, as well as stage 0-II b of the disease. There was a significant association of some factors contributing to the disease process, such as early menarche, family history of other cancers, fat-rich diet and smoking habit.
Keywords : woman; breast cancer; malignant affections; hidden morbidity; primary health care.