Response to “Knowledge and Practice of Breast Self-Examination: A Cross-Sectional Study of Women at Selected Health Centers in Oyo State, Nigeria”

Suzanne M. Mahon

Damilola Mojisola Faleti

Daniel Durodoluwa Faleti

Ijeoma Julie Eche-Ugwu

Tolulope Deborah Oladimeji

breast self-examination, breast cancer prevention, sub-Saharan Africa, early detection, Nigeria, low-resource countries
CJON 2023, 27(3), 223-225. DOI: 10.1188/23.CJON.223-225

I would like to thank Faleti et al. (2023) for describing the practice patterns of breast self-examination (BSE) in Nigeria. Early identification of the symptoms of breast cancer is important in the effort to improve quality of life and decrease mortality in those diagnosed with breast cancer. The authors used a cross-sectional approach to describe BSE practices in 100 Nigerian women. The convenience sample was young, with 97 of the participants younger than age 45 years.

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