Oct 13, 2016 · Breast Cancer Awareness is important all year long. However, throughout the month of October, it is especially recognized to honor those who are fighting the battle, those who won, and sadly, those who lost. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States. Nov 01, 2018 · You still face the same level of cancer risk as the general population—or maybe slightly higher because of your family history—and that makes your odds about 1 in 8 for developing breast.
Non-cancerous Breast Conditions. Benign (non-cancerous) breast conditions are very common, and most women have them. In fact, most breast changes that are tested turn out to be benign. Unlike breast cancers, benign breast conditions are not life-threatening. Sep 11, 2014 · Results of current study showed that the level of awareness about breast cancer screening methods among study population was low, in which only 33.2% had high knowledge and remaining had mixed or weak awareness level.Cited by: 14.
Breast cancer awareness level is relatively high in the study population but this did not translate to good knowledge about the disease. The proportion of women who had ever carried out any form of breast cancer screening was also low among the respondents. Awareness of BSE was the only significant predictor of breast cancer screening.Author: Ajibola Idowu, Samuel Anu Olowookere, Aderonke Olumide, Gbenga Omotola Popoola, Adeola Abiodun, Ayot. Breast cancer diagnosed before age 50. Male breast cancer at any age. Multiple relatives on the same side of the family with breast cancer. Multiple breast cancers in the same woman. Both breast and ovarian cancer in the same woman. Ashkenazi Jewish heritage. There are also other gene mutations besides BRCA that could increase the risk of breast cancer. The most prominent of these is PALB2.
Another study to identify breast cancer knowledge, practice and screening barriers among women attending primary health centers (PHC) in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, concluded that the high levels of poor knowledge about cancer breast observed in this study reflect the need for greater efforts to increase breast awareness education . Diagnostic tests: Diagnostic tests (such as biopsy) are given to people who are suspected of having breast cancer, either because of symptoms they may be experiencing or a screening test result. These tests are used to determine whether or not breast cancer is present and, if so, whether or not it has traveled outside the breast.