800,000 Iranians suffering from epilepsy, 7,600 get breast cancer annually
Tehran, Iran, October 26
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
There are 800,000 Iranians with epilepsy, which indicates that with their families involved, about three to four million people are dealing with the disease in Iran, Tayyebeh Abasiyoun, executive director of the 30th general assembly of Iran Epilepsy Association said.
She said an assembly is going to be launched on Oct. 29 where people will learn how to manage the neurological disorder, IRIB news agency reported Oct. 26.
Breast cancer, lower-than-average rate but same casualty
Shahir Haqiqat, deputy dean of the Breast Cancer Research Center told IRNA news agency that every year 7,600 new cases of breast cancer are registered in Iran.
He said while the number of breast cancer cases in Iran is much smaller than those of European and American countries, due to late diagnosis the number of deaths arising from breast cancer in Iran is equal to that in those countries.
Haqiqat also said in Iran 30 out of 100,000 women get breast cancer, while the ratio is 120 out of 100,000 women for countries with high breast cancer rates.
The official cautioned that the average age for patients with breast cancer in Iran is 5 to 10 years lower than the global average.
Edited by CN