A Survey Study on Breast Cancer Awareness Among Secondary, Higher Secondary Female Students and Teachers of Different Schools in Anand District

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Dolly Sharma
Manna Debnath
Anupam Niraula
Santosh Ojha

Abstract

Breast cancer is presently leading cause of death among women. Every year 4 among 10 women are diagnosed with breast
cancer. The present study focused on assessment and development of awareness against breast cancer among the students
and staff members from the various schools of Anand district, Gujarat. We had conducted breast cancer awareness sessions
for the female students and staff members including early screening techniques, self-breast examinations, healthy habits
and lifestyle. Before and after these awareness sessions, we had given them questionnaire based on breast cancer.
Questionnaire was given to 206 participants including students and staffs who all were absolutely normal. Our results
showed, out of 206 participants 91.7% and 80.6% participants who all had no idea about self-breast examination and breast
cancer screening before the awareness session but after the awareness campaign, 78.2% and 76.2% participants have the
knowledge of self-breast examination and breast cancer screening. To avoid breast cancer completely females should know
the whole concept of breast cancer such as breast cancer types/stages, healthy habits and lifestyle, early screening
techniques etc. The present study concludes that there have to be workshops, seminars and awareness campaigns for the
females in rural areas to improve the knowledge and skill regarding breast cancer screening and self-breast examination.

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Sharma, D., Debnath, M., Niraula, A., & Ojha, S. (2019). A Survey Study on Breast Cancer Awareness Among Secondary, Higher Secondary Female Students and Teachers of Different Schools in Anand District. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, 11(04), 101-110. Retrieved from http://ijpcr.com/index.php/ijpcr/article/view/638
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