The female breast has been regarded as a symbol of beauty, sexuality and motherhood. Any actual or suspected disease or injury affecting breast tends to reflect the prevailing societal view of the breast. Breast Cancer, is a malignant growth of breast tissue. It can spread to nearby lymph gland, pleura, bone, pelvis and liver. It can spread to other parts of the body without invading the auxiliary nodes even when the primary breast tumour is small. Breast cancer is the third most common cancer in the world. In India breast cancer is the second leading cancer in female. The magnitude of cancer problem is increasing day by day. The major risk factors for breast cancer are family history of breast cancer, menarche before 12 years of age, menopause after 55 years of age, obesity, excessive exposure to the ionizing radiations before 30 years of age.
Subha Sarada - College of Nursing, AFMC, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
effectiveness, Self Breast Examination, Health
MEDICAL / Holistic Medicine