Онкология AWARENESS OF BREAST CANCER, WARNING SYMTOMS AND EFFECTIVE METHODS OF SCREENING AMONG WOMEN IN KHOREZM REGION OF UZBEKISTON
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AWARENESS OF BREAST CANCER, WARNING SYMTOMS AND EFFECTIVE METHODS OF SCREENING AMONG WOMEN IN KHOREZM REGION OF UZBEKISTON

T.К. Khudaykulov1, А.Т. Khudaykulov2, T.M. Palvanov3

1Urgench branch of the Tashkent Medical Academy, Urgench, Uzbekistan

2National Cancer Research Center, Tashkent, Uzbekistan

3Khorezm Regional Oncology Center, Urgench, Uzbekistan

Khudaykulov T.K.— D. Med. Sc., Professor of the Department of Pediatric Surgery and Oncology 

 

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Abstract

Background. The incidence of breast cancer (BC) is increasing worldwide. BC among malignant tumors of women in Uzbekistan takes first place ranking.

Objective— evaluation of the awareness of breast cancer, symptoms and preventive screening methods in women Khorezm region of Uzbekistan.

Materials and methods. A descriptive study was conducted among 3640 women. Data were collected via a structured questionnaire. Data analysis was performed using chi-square test. A p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant.

Results. The average age of the respondents was 41,8±0,2. 84% have heard of BC and 70% believe a common disease among women. 47% were symptom BC in the form of «painless node». 82% were aware of screening methods, 41% received information from health workers. 48% said that «they practice BSE», of which only 25% of women «do regular BSE».

Conclusions. Results showed that the level of awareness among women in Uzbekistan on BC, warning symptoms and screening methods suboptimal. It is necessary to strengthen the measures taken to raise awareness of women.

Key words: breast cancer; attitude; awareness; breast self-examination.





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