International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 7, Part C (2017)
Knowledge of cancer and self-breast examination among women working in agricultural sector in Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Globally, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and its incidence is increasing in India. Innumerable observations have indicated that in cancer, and more specifically in that of breast, the timely treatment and prevention of progression is considered to be the most important in preventing the growth. For this to be achieved, women should have some knowledge on what cancer is, and the symptoms associated with early detection. Uneducated women are at risk of late stage breast cancer due to poor education and lack of access to medical facilities. The knowledge, attitude and practice of breast self examination is the easiest and cheapest method to detect breast cancer. The investigators carried out a study to ascertain the knowledge on various aspects of breast cancer in women working in the agricultural based setup in Mangalore, India. The results indicated that the knowledge and awareness of participants was poor. Since rural women have lower levels of education, it is recommended that educational courses with contents about breast cancer, its risk factors, and symptoms be held for these women.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Manjeshwar Shrinath Baliga, Suresh Rao, Pratima Rao, Ashish Kumar, Raees Tonse, Mintu Mathew And Jeffy Mary Mathew. Knowledge of cancer and self-breast examination among women working in agricultural sector in Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(7):200-202.