Accession Number : ADA322025

Title :   Breast Cancer Screening by Physical Examination: A Randomized Trial in the Phillipines.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 30 Sep 95-29 Sep 96,

Corporate Author : INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER LYONS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Parkin, D. M.

PDF Url : ADA322025

Report Date : OCT 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The purpose of the present work is to establish whether a program of mass screening by PE performed by trained paramedical personnel can be set up in a developing country as part of the routine activity of first level health services, and whether and to what extent such a program can reduce mortality from breast cancer. The location is Metro Manila and Rizal Province of the Philippines. This population has a relatively high incidence of breast cancer. The study is a randomized controlled trial of the effect of annual physical examination (PE) of the breasts by trained nurses/midwives in reducing mortality from breast cancer.

Descriptors :   *RANDOM VARIABLES, *SELECTION, *MEDICAL EXAMINATION, *BREAST CANCER, DEVELOPING NATIONS, HEALTH, PERSONNEL, MEDICAL SERVICES, MORTALITY RATE, PHILIPPINES, MAMMARY GLANDS.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE