Breast cancer detection failures

Originally published in November 2003 icon

In a UK poll carried out by two market research groups YouGo and Double Helix Development 40% of doctors polled agreed with the statement "I do not believe I have received sufficient training to correctly identify suspected breast cancer in one of my patients". Older doctors were especially worried.

In a second research study half of a thousand women polled did not check their breasts once per month and half of those hardly ever. Only half of the research sample were confident they even knew what they were looking for.

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