Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 29th, 2001
While participants in the study of women at higher than normal risk for breast displayed anxiety about all screening tests, their anxiety was highest for the breast self-examination. It was the only test where compliance was low enough to suggest that anxiety may be a barrier to this screening method.
While 79% of women went for regular mammograms and 89% went for regular Pap smears, only 34% of the women performed regular breast self...
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