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A Study of Breast Self Examination Beliefs

A Study of Breast Self Examination Beliefs A Study of Breast Self Examination Beliefs IMPLICATIONS FOR WORKSITE EDUCATION PROGRAMS by Mary Kathryn Salazar, EdD, COHN h e incidence rate for breast cancer among years of a person's life are lost due to premature American woman has risen steadily over death from breast cancer (Horm, 1989). T the last several decades. According to The incidence rate for this disease has been current estimates, one of nine women can expect relatively low in many Asian, central European, to get breast cancer in her lifetime (American and South American countries; however, in the Cancer Society [ACS], 1991). While in the past past two decades, marked rises have been noted in this increase has been more prevalent among these and other world populations (Davis, 1990; postmenopausal women, in recent years increases Kalache, 1990; Kelsey, 1990). While improved have been noted among premenopausal women diagnostic techniques .and better recordkeeping (Kelsey, 1990; White, 1987). It is expected that may account for some of the increase, it does not 46,000 American women will die from breast explain all of it. In most industrial countries and cancer in 1991 (ACS, 1992). An estimated 19.3 in many developing countries, breast cancer is now a leading http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AAOHN Journal SAGE

A Study of Breast Self Examination Beliefs

AAOHN Journal , Volume 40 (9): 9 – Sep 1, 1992

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© 1992 American Association of Occupational Health Nurses
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0891-0162
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10.1177/216507999204000904
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A Study of Breast Self Examination Beliefs IMPLICATIONS FOR WORKSITE EDUCATION PROGRAMS by Mary Kathryn Salazar, EdD, COHN h e incidence rate for breast cancer among years of a person's life are lost due to premature American woman has risen steadily over death from breast cancer (Horm, 1989). T the last several decades. According to The incidence rate for this disease has been current estimates, one of nine women can expect relatively low in many Asian, central European, to get breast cancer in her lifetime (American and South American countries; however, in the Cancer Society [ACS], 1991). While in the past past two decades, marked rises have been noted in this increase has been more prevalent among these and other world populations (Davis, 1990; postmenopausal women, in recent years increases Kalache, 1990; Kelsey, 1990). While improved have been noted among premenopausal women diagnostic techniques .and better recordkeeping (Kelsey, 1990; White, 1987). It is expected that may account for some of the increase, it does not 46,000 American women will die from breast explain all of it. In most industrial countries and cancer in 1991 (ACS, 1992). An estimated 19.3 in many developing countries, breast cancer is now a leading

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Published: Sep 1, 1992

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