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View Point: How to Make Women Familiar with their Breasts?

  • Khokhar, Anita (Community Medicine, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College And Safdarjung Hospital)
  • Published : 2013.09.30

Abstract

There is a consensus among researchers about the fact that women should be familiar with their breasts but there is a lot of argument as to how to make them aware of what is normal for them. For over decades breast self examination (BSE) was advocated for the same but as an outcome of work conducted by researchers in various countires a controversy has been raised in the West. In a country like India, where breast cancer screening is not popular and limited resources are available we should question what would be the best strategy to make women familiar with their breasts to facilitate best use of BSE.

Keywords

Breast self exam;breast awareness;breast familiarity

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