Breast Health in Young Women - A Needs Assessment

Carrie Mohila MSIII

Drexel University College of Medicine

May 5, 2004

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Breast Health in Young Women A Needs Assessment

Background

Unique issues in young women diagnosed with breast cancer

Unique issues in young women diagnosed with breast cancer

The Susan G. Komen Foundation. (2001) Monograph: Breast Health and Breast Cancer Informational Needs of Young Women and Women of Color 40 and Older.

Needs Assessment

Needs Assessment

Needs Assessment

Objectives of Study

Study Design

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Demographics

 

Results

1. All women, regardless of age, are at some risk for developing breast cancer.

2. Women with a family history of breast cancer are the ones who typically develop breast cancer.

3. A womanís risk of developing breast cancer increases as she gets older.

4. If your mother, sister, or daughter has breast cancer, your risk of developing breast cancer approximately doubles.

5. Drinking 2 to 5 alcoholic drinks a day decreases a womanís risk of developing breast cancer.

6. Never having children or having your first child after the age of 30 decreases your risk of developing breast cancer.

7. Which of the following can be a sign of breast cancer? (Check all that apply)

What information would you like to learn more about? (Check all that apply)

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Do you examine your breasts?

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ACS Guidelines for Breast Cancer Screening (2003)

Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Risk Factors

Modifiable Life-Style Risk Factors

S/Sx Breast Cancer

Summary

Summary

Resources for Young Women

Acknowledgements

nepaahec.org