In this study, the data of patients with PABC who presented to our hospital were analyzed by looking into demographics, clinical presentation, staging, type of receptors, and reasons for any delay of diagnosis.
The medical records and pathologic materials of 16 patients with PABC who presented and treated at King Fahd Hospital of the University in the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia between the years of 2003 and 2009 were reviewed.
However, the primary presenting symptoms are no different from those of non-PABC patients and the average age at PABC diagnosis is between 30 and 38 years.
Therefore, we found the advanced stage of PABC at presentation in our study is not different from that noted in the Kingdom, indicating that merely pregnancy and lactation were not the sole reasons for delay of diagnosis.
5 and 4% even though in one series, the incidence was significantly higher in PABC compared with that seen in non-pregnant controls (26% vs.
Histological types of breast cancer are comparable, but lymph node involvement and oestrogen-receptive negative tumours may be commoner in PABC
patients compared with control groups.
PCBC and PABC employ the first model as their members are national Business Coalitions and were formed to serve a network of national Business Coalitions in the region.
PABC has 16 national Business Coalition members: Botswana, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
In line with the organizational models, the boards of APBCA and ABCAR are made up of predominantly private sector companies, whereas the boards of PCBC and PABC are made up solely of national Business Coalition representatives.
One African national coalition summed up their hopes for the PABC to "become the voice of business in Africa.
, PCBC, relationships ABCAR, APBCA held by BCs * Private Sector * Other regional and national Business Coalitions * International donors and Stakeholders * Regional donor programmes e.
The activity will also serve as a basis for the development of a website and communications platform for the PABC