Mammography and mammographic screening: are female patients at a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, aware of these procedures?

@article{Akinola2011MammographyAM,
  title={Mammography and mammographic screening: are female patients at a teaching hospital in Lagos, Nigeria, aware of these procedures?},
  author={Rachael A. Akinola and Kikelomo Ololade Wright and Oludamilola Osunfidiya and Olubunmi Orogbemi and Oluwarotimi Ireti Akinola},
  journal={Diagnostic and interventional radiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={125-9}
}
PURPOSE To determine the level of awareness of mammography and mammographic screening amongst women in Lagos, Nigeria. MATERIALS AND METHODS A structured questionnaire was administered to 555 consecutively recruited women who visited various clinics at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, between January 2009 and June 2009. RESULTS The mean age of respondents was 38.16 ± 9 years, and the majority (59.6%) had a tertiary education. A family history of breast cancer was present in… CONTINUE READING

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