Facts & Figures

1 OUT OF 8
 WOMEN IS
AT RISK OF
GETTING
BREAST
CANCER
DURING HER
LIFE TIME

IT IS ONE OF THE
MOST PREVALENT
TYPES OF CANCERS
AMONG WOMEN
WORLDWIDE,
MAKING UP ABOUT
22% OF ALL
CANCER CASES.
IN
LEBANON,
BREAST
CANCER
CONSTITUTES
35% OF ALL
WOMEN’S
CANCERS.
The RISK OF DEVELOPING BREAST
CANCER INCREASES WITH AGE. YET
STUDIES SHOW THAT IN LEBANON
THERE IS A HIGH PERCENTAGE OF
WOMEN BELOW 50,AND SOMETIMES
EVEN BELOW 40, WHO ARE AFFECTED
BY BREAST CANCER. 49% OF NEW
CASES ARE DIAGNOSED AMONG
WOMEN WHO ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 50.
THE AVERAGE AGE IN EUROPE, THE
US, AND AUSTRALIA IS 62,WHILE IN
LEBANON, MOST OF THE ARAb WORLD,
AND SOUTH AMERICA THE AVERAGE
AGE DROPS DOWN TO 52.
EARLY DETECTION
GREATLY INCREASES
THE CHANCE OF
COMPLETE RECOVERY.
IN DEVELOPING
COUNTRIES, A LARGE
NUMBER OF PATIENTS
ARE DIAGNOSED AT AN
ADVANCED STAGE.
AWARENESS
CAMPAIGNS ARE
KEY TO INCREASING
EARLY DETECTION,
AND HAVE SHOWN
SOME PROMISING
RESULT IN THE
REGION.