Muscat: A study conducted by some specialists in Oman shows that 33 per cent of women who suffer from breast cancer report about it at a late stage (usually after the disease enters the third or fourth stage).
This despite the fact that they were aware that their chances of recovery depend on early diagnosis. Breast cancer is the most common comprises 12.8 per cent of all cancer cases and 21.2 per cent of cancers afflicting women in Oman, the study observed.
The study is aimed to spread awareness about breast cancer symptoms and the duration it takes to get medical consultancy. It also outlines the factors causing Omani women’s delayed reporting of the disease.
The study was conducted during November 2018 to April 2019 at the Royal Hospital’s Centre for Breast Cancer Tumor Treatment, as well as the Cancer Treatment Unit at Sultan Qaboos University Hospital.