[Breast self-examination as main technique for breast cancer prevention].

Revista de enfermeria (Barcelona, Spain)

PubMedID: 23745486

Guerrero Mercedes R, Llamas Muñoz MC. [Breast self-examination as main technique for breast cancer prevention]. Rev Enferm. 2013;36(4):14-8.
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women. Breast self-examination stands out as the main preventive measure, since almost 95% of breast tumours are detected by the woman herself through this technique. Nursing is the group most closely related to health education appropriate guidelines to perform the technique correctly: monthly technical realization, recognition of abnormalities in the breast, go to the doctor for possible doubt about changes in them, etc.