Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Print version ISSN 0034-7167
CARVALHO, Cecília Maria Resende Gonçalves de; BRITO, Cleidiane Maria Sales de; NERY, Inez Sampaio and FIGUEIREDO, Maria do Livramento Fortes. Prevention of breast cancer in elderly women: a review. Rev. bras. enferm. [online]. 2009, vol.62, n.4, pp. 579-582. ISSN 0034-7167. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71672009000400014.
This is a national literature review that aimed to reflect on the prevention of breast cancer in the elderly woman. This curiosity arose from the observation of demographic transition and of course Brazilian feminisation of old age, which imposes specific demands assists and integrals for this population segment. It is emphasized the need to extend the knowledge about the problem, as well as overcoming the negligence in the prevention of this disease, especially in old age. Focused are two topics reflective: Aging Women, Health and Gender Gap and the completeness of assistance to the elderly woman: awareness to release. It is expected with this reflection subsidize quality improvement of the assistance, promote the inclusion of this issue in education and stimulate new research.
Keywords : Breast cancer [prevention and control]; Aging; Comprehensive health care.