Breast cancer risk among first-generation migrants in the Netherlands

Br J Cancer. 2004 Jun 1;90(11):2135-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6601821.

Abstract

We investigated breast cancer incidence in migrants in the Netherlands in 1988-1998. The standardised incidence ratio for breast cancer in Northwest-Netherlands was statistically significantly reduced for women born in Surinam (0.56), Turkey (0.29) and Morocco (0.22). The proportion of women with advanced stages (III and IV) did not differ significantly between migrants and women born in the Netherlands.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Breast Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / ethnology*
  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Epidemiologic Studies
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Middle Aged
  • Morocco / ethnology
  • Netherlands / epidemiology
  • Registries / statistics & numerical data*
  • Risk Factors
  • Suriname / ethnology
  • Turkey / ethnology