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Title: Breast self-examination practice and its impact on breast cancer diagnosis in Alexandria, Egypt
Authors: Abdel Fattah, M.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: This study estimated the frequency of breast-self examination practice and its possible relation to the stage of the disease at diagnosis and patient-related delay in diagnosis among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients. Breast self-examination was practised in 10.4% of cases. It was performed by patients from higher socioeconomic levels and those with a positive family history of breast cancer or benign breast mass. There was significant association between failure to practise breast self-examination and diagnostic delay. We emphasize the need for breast self-examination awareness campaigns as a key measure for ensuring earlier diagnosis and hence better prognoses for breast cancer patients in our community
Description: 34-40
Keywords: Breast Self-Examination
Health Education
Socioeconomic Factors
Subject: Breast Neoplasms
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118831
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0601/emhj_2000_6_1_34_40.pdf
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