The use of screening for early diagnosis of breast cancer in Ankara

Sinem Somunoglu1, Mehtap Tatar2
1Zonguldak Karaelmas University, Turkey
2Hacettepe University, Turkey
Cite this article:  Somunoglu, S., & Tatar, M. (2009). The use of screening for early diagnosis of breast cancer in Ankara. Social Behavior and Personality: An international journal, 37(8), 1101-1110.

Volume 37 Issue 8 | e1924 | Published: September 2009 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2224/sbp.2009.37.8.1101

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To explore the status of breast cancer screening in Turkey and analyze the factors affecting the use of screening among women, research was conducted in a teaching hospital in Ankara. Of the research group; 33.2% were < 30 years old, 83.9% were married, 36.6% had university and higher education level. There were statistically significant differences in women’s status of doing breast self-examination (BSE) by age, knowledge of how, and the most appropriate time to do BSE; differences in clinical breast examination by age, marital status, employment status, pregnancy status, and having a personal history of breast diseases, and differences in mammography by age, marital status, educational status, employment status, pregnancy status, personal history of breast disease, and close family members with history of breast cancer.

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