Vol - 24, Issue - 03
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-13-11-2019-31
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Abstract : The current study aimed to increase the awareness of breast cancer and promote their knowledge regarding the causes of breast cancer to be avoided. The target groups were the female medical students who are studying in the different colleges at Umm AL Qura University. Approximately 217 of the students completed the questionnaire to measure their knowledge, attitude, and practice towards the breast cancer. Analysis of the collected data was conducted using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences version 20. All participants were female medical students; the mean age was 20.0 ± 0.71 years. The majority of participants were single 91%. According to the criteria that followed, approximately 73.7% of medical students participated in the present study know breast cancer etiology, risk factors, symptoms, and methods of diagnosis. The female medical students have moderate knowledge and attitude of BC etiology, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and management. The target group needs an educational program to enhance their knowledge and attitude towards breast cancer.

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