Armenian-American Wellness Center has revealed 32 cases of male breast cancer, Khachanush Hakobyan, Head of the Center, told media, Monday.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, Hakobyan said. Breast cancer mortality rates are the highest. Women at the age of 40-50 are in the risk group and they need to undergo a screening test once in a year. She said that cancer is more and more frequently revealed in younger women. For instance, in Armenia the Center has diagnosed 62 cases of breast cancer in young women below 29. Cancer is genetic and stresses make people more vulnerable.
In total, within 15 years of its activity in Armenia the Armenian-American Wellness Center has revealed cancer in 8,000 women, with 3,600 having no symptoms. Early diagnosis helped starting treatment at early stage of the disease. In this light, Hakobyan called on women to undergo screening tests to prevent cancer. She said that the Center provides digital mammography that reveals cancer at the zero stage.