Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(7): 916-921

Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia

Authors: Alaa E. Younes, Alwaleed Alsahafi, Abdulaziz Al Gethami, Mohammed Dahan, Mohammed Alotaibi, Ali Althobaiti, Khalid Alotaibi.

ABSTRACT

Background: The most common cancer in women is breast cancer, affecting more than two million females per year. The aim of this study was to assess the awareness of risk factors and screening recommendation for breast cancer among women in the western region of Saudi Arabia. Methods: This study was conducted among 360 women of the western region of Saudi Arabia who were older than 20 years. Women who had breast cancer were excluded. The study was conducted via a questionnaire that was developed based on a literature review and was filled by the participants. Results: The mean score of knowledge of breast cancer risk factor was 4.78, which indicated that the level of breast cancer risk factors awareness was poor among women of the western region of Saudi Arabia. On the other hand, the mean score of knowledge and practice of breast cancer screening was 4.6. This mean score indicates that the level of awareness of breast cancer screening is good. Conclusion: Based on the study’s findings, more educational campaigns to raise awareness of breast cancer are recommended.

Keywords:
breast cancer, risk factors, awareness, screening.


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Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia


Authors
Alaa E Younes
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Alwaleed Alsahafi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Abdulaziz Al Gethami
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Dahan
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Mohammed Alotaibi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Ali Althobaiti
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia
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Khalid Alotaibi
College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Alaa E. Younes, Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia.; Dr_alaa111@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 08 Feb 2022
Accepted 31 May 2022
Published online 13 Jun 2022
Published in print 08 Jul 2022

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Younes AE, Alsahafi A, Gethami AA, Dahan M, Alotaibi M, Althobaiti A, Alotaibi K. Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(7): 916-921. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


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Younes AE, Alsahafi A, Gethami AA, Dahan M, Alotaibi M, Althobaiti A, Alotaibi K. Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=31277 [Access: September 30, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


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Younes AE, Alsahafi A, Gethami AA, Dahan M, Alotaibi M, Althobaiti A, Alotaibi K. Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. 2022; 6(7): 916-921. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Younes AE, Alsahafi A, Gethami AA, Dahan M, Alotaibi M, Althobaiti A, Alotaibi K. Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC. (2022), [cited September 30, 2022]; 6(7): 916-921. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


Harvard Style

Younes, A. E., Alsahafi, . A., Gethami, . A. A., Dahan, . M., Alotaibi, . M., Althobaiti, . A. & Alotaibi, . K. (2022) Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia. IJMDC, 6 (7), 916-921. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


Turabian Style

Younes, Alaa E., Alwaleed Alsahafi, Abdulaziz Al Gethami, Mohammed Dahan, Mohammed Alotaibi, Ali Althobaiti, and Khalid Alotaibi. 2022. Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (7), 916-921. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


Chicago Style

Younes, Alaa E., Alwaleed Alsahafi, Abdulaziz Al Gethami, Mohammed Dahan, Mohammed Alotaibi, Ali Althobaiti, and Khalid Alotaibi. "Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 916-921. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Younes, Alaa E., Alwaleed Alsahafi, Abdulaziz Al Gethami, Mohammed Dahan, Mohammed Alotaibi, Ali Althobaiti, and Khalid Alotaibi. "Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.7 (2022), 916-921. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Younes, A. E., Alsahafi, . A., Gethami, . A. A., Dahan, . M., Alotaibi, . M., Althobaiti, . A. & Alotaibi, . K. (2022) Public awareness of breast cancer risk factors and screening among women of the western region, Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (7), 916-921. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1644344683


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