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Volume 6, Issue 4 (Fall 2021)                   J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2021, 6(4): 188-194 | Back to browse issues page

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Moridi A, Mahmoodi S, Rahmati N, Fathi M, Naeiji Z. Comparison of Awareness Level about Breast Cancer Risk Factors, Presentations, and Screening Rules and Tools: A Cross-sectional Study on General Female Population. J Obstet Gynecol Cancer Res 2021; 6 (4) :188-194
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1- Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBUMS), Tehran, Iran
2- Department of , Faculty of , Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background & Objective: Awareness of breast cancer risk factors, clinical presentations and screening rules and methods may encourage women to use preventive measures more commonly. 
Materials & Methods: A total of 691 women from general population were interviewed using a standardized questionnaire. Demographic data, level of awareness about risk factors, presentations and screening the breast cancer and their general perception about the treatment’s efficacy were evaluated.
Results: Of the participants, 45.7% had “good” knowledge about the presentations of breast cancer while the level of awareness was “good” in 19.2% of them in field of risk factors (statistically significant difference). As only about 16% of them knew that women should perform breast self-examination once a month and about 15% of them were aware of the screening role of the annual clinician performed breast examination.
Conclusion: Most of our participants had statistically significant lower level of knowledge about the risk factors and screening rules and tools of breast cancer than its clinical presentation.

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Received: 2021/02/22 | Accepted: 2021/04/25 | Published: 2021/08/11

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