Knowledge and practice of breast self-examination
among female non-medical students in universiti Kebangasaan Malaysia (UKM) in Bangi.
The results of our study are comparable to studies carried out in other developing countries like Iran19, Saudi Arabia20 and Nigeria21 where studies have reported 31%, 47% and 34% population respectively, having know-how of and practising breast self-examination
. In our study 59% women with a breast lump thought it was a sign of breast cancer and would consult a doctor.
Several studies have been approved the predictive power of this structure in breast self-examination
breast cancer knowledge and breast self-examination
practices among female university students in Kampala, Uganda: A Descriptive Study.
Awareness and impact of education on breast self-examination
among college going girls.
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<50 y 50-74 y >75 y Abbreviations: ACOG, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; BSE, breast self-examination
; USPSTF, US Preventive Services Task Force.
performance among Korean nurses.
Clinical breast examination and breast self-examination
may play a different role in the breast cancer burden of these populations.
A similar study was carried out in Yazd in which 92% of women heard about breast self-examination
, but only 17.4% performed it monthly and only 4.7% with good performance.
(BSE) used to make me feel guilty.
More than 600 randomly selected women from the society and from sponsoring companies will be invited to attend educational lectures in Arabic language as part of this day, followed by an illustration of breast self-examination
, which has proved to be the best, safest, fastest and easiest method for early detection of breast cancer.