A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SELF-BREAST EXAMINATION ON PREVENTION OF BREAST CANCER AMONG WOMEN ATTENDING OPD IN SREE BALAJI MEDICAL AND COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL
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Self-examination of the breasts is less expensive than mammography. Breast cancer can be discovered sooner, and women's survival rates can be raised. Rural residents have limited access to medical treatment and have a poorer educational position. As a result, it is critical that they be educated about breast cancer prevention and early diagnosis by systematic breast self-examination. Breast cancer risk begins to climb in a woman's early thirties and reaches an all-time high by the time she reaches her sixth decade. Because women between the ages of 30 and 60 are at high risk, an educational programme for them would be quite useful. Because the perceived threat of breast cancer should inspire children to practise breast self-examination on a regular basis, improved knowledge about breast cancer and competence to do breast self-examination at this age would be useful. According to a study, the five-year survival rate of breast cancer patients is 75 percent, and it is suggested that 50 percent of all breast cancer patients worldwide could have their lives extended by increasing public awareness through early detection and effective treatment at the community level.
P. Priyadarshini, Sathiyalatha Sarathi, V. Hemavathy A STUDY TO ASSESS THE KNOWLEDGE REGARDING SELF-BREAST EXAMINATION ON PREVENTION OF BREAST CANCER AMONG WOMEN ATTENDING OPD IN SREE BALAJI MEDICAL AND COLLEGE AND HOSPITAL. Cardiometry; No.26 February 2023; p.-; DOI: .; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no26-february-2023/a-study-to-assess-the-knowledge-regarding-self-breast