Maha Ahmed Alamodi Alghamdi

Assistant Professor, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia


  • Research   
    Breast Cancer in Southern Saudi Arabia: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Attitude
    Author(s): Maha Ahmed Alamodi Alghamdi*

    Background: Breast cancer is the most common neoplastic change in women worldwide. The lifetime risk of breast cancer is one in five. Mammography-based screening estimates that 5.8 per 1000 Saudi women aged >40 years have breast cancer. Breast cancer affects Saudi women at an early age compared to developed countries. Most cases are detected at later stages, leading to lower rates of complete, sustained remission. The recovery rate of early detected cases may exceed 90%. This study aims to estimate the prevalence and risk factors of breast cancer among women in Saudi Arabia. Additionally, public knowledge regarding breast cancer is assessed. Materials & Methods: A total sample of 496 female school teachers aged between 22 and 64 years working in primary, intermediate, and secondary schools from the Aseer region was evaluated by a questionnaire after taking their informed consen.. Read More»

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