Corresponding Author

Mahabad Mohammed Hussein

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Research Article


ackground and objectives: Breast cancer is the supreme common cancer attacking females.Breast self-examination (BSE) is a significant noninvasive screening measure for discoveringbreast cancer in its initial stage that could avoid serious and lethal complications. This studyaimed to examine the level of knowledge and practice of breast self-examination among femalemidwiferyandnursingstudents,tofindtheassociationbetweenthelevelofparticipant`sknowledgeandpracticingBSE,andtheirdemographicaldatainErbilMedicalTechnicalInstitutein KurdistanRegion -Iraq.Methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study design carried out by the researchers on femalestudents in Erbil Medical Technical Institute; A convenient sampling technique was used togatheringinformationfromasampleof117femalestudentsinmidwiferyandnursingdepartments involves the age of 17 –44 years old and included both stages of their study. Thestudyconductedduring1stto31stofDecember2017.Theresearchersusedamodifiedquestionnairefordatacollection.

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