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Breast cancer: breast self-examination (BSE) practice

International Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Journal
Syed Kamaruzaman Syed Ali, Halimah Jalil, Hutkemri
Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Malaysia


Breast cancer commonly occurs in women. Breast cancer occurs around the world including in Asia and also in Malaysia. The number of people suffering from breast cancer is increasing. There are several factors that influence the increase in the number of people with breast cancer. At the same time there are also several countries that have sought treatment for individuals suffering from breast cancer. The cost of treatment is higher than the cost of prevention. Therefore, prevention is more important. If preventative measures are not made, the possibility and the risk of getting the disease is high. In this regard, this article discusses an early step to prevent breast cancer from attacking women. The step is to do a Breast Self-Examination (BSE). All women can perform this procedure. The BSE method does not require high costs. The individuals only need discipline in performing BSE. They do not need to go to a clinic or hospital.


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