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Background: Breast cancer is the second most common malignancy affecting female worldwide. Study was done with the objectives of to educate female for detection of benign/malignant breast disease by breast self examination (BSE). Objectives: To detect new cases and promote them to teach other females in their contact.
Methodology: This was a community based cross sectional study.
Results: Total 110 women were educated about BSE, according to age majority (40%) was between 15-25 years, in our observations delay of menarche( 15-18 years) in women is having more chance to get lump 37.77%, followed by 20% among menopausal women and 23.5% unmarried women. According to age of early marriage (15 years), only 18% were detected lump in contrast age of marriage increases from 15 to 21 years chance of detecting lump increases two times higher 40%. Nulliparous women were detected lump in little higher percentage 33% than one child 23%, in our observation chance of lump decrease with increase parity. Age at birth of first child if is less than 16 years only 7% were detected lump in contrast if delay in birth of first child up to 23 years or more three time more lump was detected 23% . No major percentage deference between those who users of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) and non-users, both are observed 28% & 26% respectively.25% of females was detected lump in the breast during study. All 28 females were referred to medical college hospital and 2 were confirmed malignancy in biopsy report and operated.
Conclusion: All the participants were unaware of breast self examination techniques initially and now they are aware of it and participating regularly, around 25% females were detected lump in the breast during study. All 28 females were referred to medical college hospital and 2 (7.14%) were confirmed malignant in biopsy report and operated. According to our observation females who have late menarche (at 17-18 year of age) late marriage (after 25 years) and who don’t breast feed or feed less than 3 months are prone to develop benign or malignant breast diseases. According to our observation OCPs consumption is not significant risk factor for breast diseases
Breast self Examination, ICDS, Breast lump (disease)