While no single test can detect all breast cancers early, Breastcancer. Over the years, there has been some debate over just how valuable breast self-examination is in detecting breast cancer early and increasing the likelihood of survival. For example, a study of nearly , women in Russia and China reported that breast self-examination does not have a meaningful impact on breast cancer survival rates and may even cause harm by prompting unnecessary biopsies removal and examination of suspicious tissue. Because of the ongoing uncertainty raised by this and other studies, the American Cancer Society no longer recommends breast self-exam as a screening tool for women with an average risk of breast cancer.
[Full text] Assessment of breast self-examination practice and its associated fact | BCTT
Metrics details. Breast cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer morbidity and mortality worldwide. In Cameroon, breast cancer causes as many as This study sought to 1. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in a volunteer sample of consenting women in Buea, Cameroon.
Self-Directed Learning: A Continuum of Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Management
William R. Preventive health care, update: should women be routinely taught breast self-examination to screen for breast cancer? CMAJ ; One study has shown that only 7. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the evidence relating to the effectiveness of BSE in preventing death of breast cancer to make recommendations for the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.