About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Survey Indicates Many Women 'Do Not Check Breasts for Cancer Signs'

by Rajashri on September 15, 2008 at 3:08 PM
Font : A-A+

 Survey Indicates Many Women 'Do Not Check Breasts for Cancer Signs'

Around 35 percent of women regularly check their breasts for signs of cancer, while 23 percent seldom or never do, a new survey has found.

To reach the conclusion, the charity Breathrough Breast Cancer reviewed 2,005 women aged between 18 and 64.

Advertisement

The study found that over a third, i.e. 37 percent, who reported not checking their breasts regularly said they did not know how to check - or what to look out for.

A campaign is being launched by Breakthrough to encourage more women to check their breasts regularly for changes, and to report anything suspicious to their doctor.
Advertisement

Early diagnosis of breast cancer offers the best chance of successful treatment.

"We know that the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed the more likely it is that treatment will be successful. Checking your breasts isn't complicated and there's no need to follow a fancy routine," BBC quoted Dr Sarah Cant, from Breakthrough, as saying.

"Just be familiar with how they look and feel normally," she added.

The survey also revealed widespread confusion over what signs to look out for when examining the breasts.

Source: ANI
RAS/L
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Contraceptive Pills in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) Curtail Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Mushroom May Help Cut Down the Odds of Developing Depression
How to Battle Boredom during COVID
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Cancer and Homeopathy Cancer Facts Cancer Breasts - Structures and Types Breast Lumps Breast Lumps-Screening Breast Enhancement Oil Common Lifestyle Habits that Cause Diseases Health Benefits of Dandelion Plant Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Cancer Treatment 

Recommended Reading
Breast Self Examination - Animation
Slides and animation of Breast Self Examination for early detection of breast cancer lumps in ......
Regular Breast Cancer Screening can Drastically Reduce Mortality in India
A new study has suggested that regular breast cancer screening of women between the ages of 40 and ....
Mutation Risk for Breast Cancer Underestimated for Asian Women
The risk of breast cancer mutations among Asian women is highly underestimated, according to ......
Breast Enhancement Oil
Breasts contain mammary glands which produce and secrete milk for feeding and nourishing babies. Tho...
Breast Lumps
Most breast lumps are caused by hormonal changes in a woman and may not be cancerous. Common causes ...
Breast Lumps-Screening
Breast lumps must never be neglected but instead be subjected to medical examination to rule out ......
Breasts - Structures and Types
Different stages of breast development in women and an in-depth look at the breast/bust and its ......
Common Lifestyle Habits that Cause Diseases
Cigarette smoking, unhealthy diets, overuse of alcohol, and physical inactivity are some of the most...
Health Benefits of Dandelion Plant
What is dandelion? Dandelion greens are nutrition powerhouses with a wide range of health benefits. ...
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors for Cancer Treatment
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are promising drugs to treat a variety of cancers and the FDA has appro...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use