Australian women's perceptions of breast cancer risk factors and the risk of developing breast cancer.

  title={Australian women's perceptions of breast cancer risk factors and the risk of developing breast cancer.},
  author={Sandra C Jones and Christopher A. Magee and Lance R. Barrie and Donald C. Iverson and Parri Gregory and Emma L Hanks and Anne E Nelson and Caroline L Nehill and Helen M Zorbas},
  journal={Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health},
  volume={21 5},
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have shown that the majority of women overestimate both their own risk and the populations' risk of developing breast cancer. A number of factors have been found to correlate with perceived risk. METHODS This paper reports on a telephone survey of a nationally representative sample of approximately 3,000 Australian women aged 30 to 69 years, conducted in 2007, and compares the findings with those of a similar survey conducted in 2003. RESULTS There was a clear… CONTINUE READING

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