Adolescence is a tricky time for girls. Self-consciousness, negative body image and low self-esteem are known to peak at this important time. Breast development is the first outward sign of puberty yet breast knowledge among females is poor.
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All women should check their breasts for lumps, thicknesses and other changes every month. By examining your breasts regularly, you will know how your breasts normally feel. If a change should happen in your breasts, you will be able to identify it and let your doctor know.
More than 70 per cent of school girls want to know more about breast cancer, according to new research released today. Almost half of schoolgirls aged 11 to 18 44 per cent have concerns about how to check themselves for signs of the disease and more than three quarters 77 per cent rate the topic of breast cancer education as 'extremely important'. The findings are the result of joint research into breast cancer education by academics from the University of Portsmouth, St Mary's University, Twickenham, and the University of Chichester, in which more than 2, schoolgirls aged were surveyed for their views and demographic information including age, ethnicity, school type and breast size. The findings demonstrate that 72 per cent of schoolgirls want to know more about breast cancer, and even among those who do not, 40 per cent still rate the topic as 'extremely important'.
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The first step to finding early breast cancer and improving outcomes is education. We offer educational classes and materials to help you understand your unique breast cancer risk factors and learn what you can do to prevent breast cancer or detect it in its most treatable stages. We offer free breast health awareness programs at churches, libraries, community or civic organizations, and employer-sponsored health fairs.
It is important for a woman to know her breasts so she can tell when there is a change. Often, a change signals that there is a problem. Finding changes early and treating problems early can lessen the degree of the treatment and improve the chances for a successful outcome.
The Breast Health Education Program empowers women to take control of their health by educating them about their body and providing important breast cancer resources. As part of the Breast Health Education program, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is partnering with Convoy of Hope to provide breast cancer education and early detection services to women at community outreaches across the country. Through this partnership, we will be at Convoy of Hope outreaches educating women about the importance of early detection and informing them about resources that are available in their community.
Each breast contains 15 to 20 lobes of glandular tissue, arranged like the petals of a daisy. The lobes are further divided into smaller lobules that produce milk for breast-feeding. Small tubes ducts conduct the milk to a reservoir that lies just beneath your nipple.
Breast cancer detection should be carried out by a team involving a number of health professionals from various medical, nursing and allied health disciplines who have undergone specialist training in breast cancer beyond that given in their general training as has been stated by the European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists EUSOMA ; However the availability of this kind of education varies very much, even amongst highly developed European countries. For the above described reason this project aims at increasing the competences of early breast cancer detection and diagnostic procedures among health care professionals, students and teachers in the fields, following the principles of interprofessional education IPE.