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Knowledge, Attitude and Practice Regarding Prevention and Screening of Breast Cancer among Reproductive Age Women

Sanjay Kumar Sah  

Background: To assess the knowledge, attitude, and practice regarding prevention and screening of breast cancer among reproductive-age women. Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out in 110 women aged 15 – 45 years old. 5- point Likert scale and interview schedule was performed with the help of structured and semi-structured questionnaire to collect data. Finally, collected data are analyzed by using the descriptive statistical method. Findings: Majority of the respondents i.e. 71.8% had heard about breast cancer. 42.7% responded that fitness could be the best preventive measure with a mean value of 2.21. A large number of participant's i.e. 76.36% strongly agreed about development from breast cells and 49.1% reacts surgery is only the treatment option for breast cancer. 46.4% of them agreed that breast self-examination (BSE) is a necessary tool for early detection of breast cancer. Conclusion: The knowledge regarding breast cancer screening and prevention is lacking in many participants and it should be spread worldwide which helps to decrease the incidence and could save the lives of many women. Keywords: Attitude; Breast cancer; Knowledge; Practice; Prevention & Screening, reproductive age women