Breast self-examination in the primary care setting.

  title={Breast self-examination in the primary care setting.},
  author={Sommer L Miller and William A Norcross and R A Bass},
  journal={The Journal of family practice},
  volume={10 5},
Very little is known about breast self-examination (BSE), a health practice that has been found to be associated with better clinical and pathological breast cancer outcomes. Using data obtained from a sample of 260 women frequenting three primary care centers, this study investigates rates of BSE and how such rates are affected by social and medical factors. Results indicate that BSE practices are influenced to some extent by a woman's race and level of education, while they are significantly… CONTINUE READING