EVERY 16TH WOMAN IN ARMENIA SUFFERS FROM BREAST CANCER
January 15, 14:45
Every 16th woman in Armenia suffers from breast cancer. These are
the findings of Armenian-American Wellness Center (AAWC), stated by
the head of the center Khachanush Hakobyan at a press conference on
According to her, the center acceptsdaily 150 patients, annually –
35000-36000. During the 17 years of its existence the center had 325
164 patients, 182831 of them for breast testing, and 8000 of those
women had breast cancer. Doctor Hakobyan noted that the incidence of
cancer has increased, but has also increased the number of appeals
to the center, which is a result of their ongoing work on awareness
of the citizens.
The head of the center also told, that their employees permanently
carry out site visits in rural areas. The highest percentage of breast
cancer, according to the Center, was recorded in Gegharkunik region.
Doctor Hakobyan noted, that Armenians and Jews are most often affected
by breast cancer before the age of 25. The explanation for this, like
in case of Yerevan disease, is the genetic factor. The youngest patient
of the center, who was diagnosed breast center is a 16-years old girl.
And yet, according to the head of department of radiology AAWC
Ani Hakobyan, the target group is women 35 – 60 years old. They
should undergo mammogram once a year. Women below 35 can undergo
From: A. Papazian