Epidemiology of breast cancer in Podkapackie voivodship
Introduction. Breast cancer is the second most prevalent reason for cancer deaths after lung cancer. Incidence rates have increased worldwide.
Aim. To present epidemiology of breast cancer in Podkapackie voivodship.
Material and methods. This analysis was performed using a systematic literature search.
Results. In the Podkarpackie voivodship up until 2014, the incidence rate of female breast cancer was rising and in 2015 it dropped by 68 cases. Even though the survival rate is increasing, it is still one of the leading causes of cancer deaths placing second after lung cancer.
Conclusion. Mortality rate, unfortunately, rose gradually. This shows that even though there is a National Health Program aiming at breast cancer awareness and prevention, it is still not enough to reduce the number of breast cancer deaths.