Research Journal

Online ISSN No. 2790 – 3885

Study of Breast Cancer Examination Awareness Among Women with Low Socio-Economic Status

Dr. Nithya Rajendiran , BDS
ORCID No: 0000-0001-9239-5633
Email: dr.nithyaguru@gmail.com
Westford University College – UCAM Spain
Dr Raman Subramanian
ORCID No. 0000-0002-7175-3187
Email raman@westford.org.uk
Address: Westford University College, UAE


Background: Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in women worldwide. Breast cancer accounts for
20% to 35 % of all the cancer cases, the most common cancer that is prevalent in women of India (WHO,

Aim: The study aims to identify and analyze women’s knowledge and awareness of breast cancer and
mammography risk factors in India.

Methods:  The sample of the study consisted of 63 low socio-economic women in India and was selected by
using convenience sampling method. Structured interview schedule and questions from a prepared
questionnaire were used for the sample.

Results:  The results showed that out of 63, only 24 women (40%) knew about mammogram. Out of which,
only 5 women (3%) have taken mammogram before. The women who were not concerned or a little bit
concerned about their health is 29 (48.36%) and 23(38.91%) respectively. 20 women (33.3%) were detected
to have pain or painless breast lumps who were then referred to cancer Hospital for breast examination.

Conclusion: This study concluded that the awareness regarding breast cancer and mammogram as detection
and screening is very low and women were not concerned about their health, and any sign or symptom if
present were being ignored, shows the literacy rate among the women residing in these blighted areas.

Implications: The findings of the study can help to raise breast cancer and mammography awareness among
women with poor socio-economic status. Also, to emphasize the importance of early detection, breast
self-examination (BSE) all of which has a vital function in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and
to provide free manual examination of breast to the women.

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