Increasing importance of breast cancer in Nepal

Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Ajnish Ghimire, Jibran Sualeh Muhammad, Naveed Ahmed Khan

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Recently, breast cancer cases in Nepal are on the rise, accounting for approximately 16% of all cancer cases, making it the second most common malignancy. Given the dependence of the Nepalese on agriculture, the rampant use of pesticides as well as the presence of arsenic in water supplies might be contributing to this huge rise in cancer cases. Herein, we provide a brief overview of the status of breast cancer, its burden, risk factors, screening and modes of treatment in Nepal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)347-355
Number of pages9
JournalHospital Practice
Issue number5
Early online date21 Sept 2022
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2022


  • Humans
  • Female
  • Breast Neoplasms/epidemiology
  • Nepal/epidemiology
  • Mass Screening
  • Risk Factors


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