An assessment of the awareness level among general public About breast cancer Nihar Ranjan Pal1 *, Santanu Kumar Tripathi2, Subrata Chakraborty1, Jahar Majumdar3 1Dr. B.C.Roy College of Pharmacy & AHS, Bidhannagar, Durgapur -713206 2.Dept. of Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata-700073 3. Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, Kolkata – 700026 *Corresponding Author: ABSTRACT The aim of the present work is to assess the awareness level of the general public about breast cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths among women in India & many parts of the world. The study was performed amongst women who were admitted at a reputed cancer institute at Kolkata and have been residing in different parts of West Bengal. While examining the level of awareness among women, it has been found that only 4% of them were aware about BSE, 79% were unaware of safe diet, 22% were unaware of the demerits of addiction, 83% population were not aware about harmful effects of using contraceptives & Hormone Replacement Therapy [HRT] which might be responsible for breast cancer. Key words: Breast Self Examination [BSE]. Hormone Replacement Therapy [HRT], Addiction, malignant tumor, Clinical Breast Examination [CBE], Mammography, Estrogen, Melatonin.
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