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Breast cancer awareness package on knowledge, attitude and practice towards breast self examination to prevent breast cancer among women in adopted communities – a pilot analysis

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Abstract

Breast health is extremely important for all women. However, the breast is another region of the human body that is susceptible to cancer. Breast cancer is becoming increasingly common these days, and it is now one of the leading causes of mortality globally. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most common disease among women worldwide, claiming the lives of hundreds of thousands of women each year and impacting nations at all stages of development. In fact, it is the most common cancer in women, with a significant incidence observed among those aged 30 to 50. The goal of the World Health Organization's Worldwide Breast Cancer Initiative (GBCI) is to reduce global breast cancer mortality by 2.5 percent each year; As a result, 2.5 million breast cancer deaths will be avoided globally between 2020 and 2040. To achieve these goals, three pillars must be in place: health endorsement for early detection, suitable identification at the right time, and comprehensive breast cancer management. Because of advances in early detection and care, the incidence of women dying of breast cancer has decreased by 41% from 1989 to 2018. During that time, more than 403,000 breast cancer deaths were prevented.

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P. Priyadarshini, Sathiyalatha Sarath, V. Hemavathy. Breast cancer awareness package on knowledge, attitude and practice towards breast self examination to prevent breast cancer among women in adopted communities – a pilot analysis. Cardiometry; Issue 22; May 2022; p.471-483; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.22.471483; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no22-may-2022/breast_cancer_awareness_package

Ключевые слова

Breast cancer,  Breast self examination,  Prevention,  Awareness package,  Malignant tumor
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