ASSESSING THE KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRECEPION ON BREAST CANCER AMONG WOMEN IN GHANA
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This work has been developed to assess the extent to which women in Ghana perceive and have knowledge about breast cancer. The studies have found that breast cancer is a public health problem with incidence, morbidity and mortality rate rising in Ghana and the whole of Sub-Sahara Africa. As the number of women dying from breast cancer continue to increase, it become imperative to investigate whether the lack of knowledge has contributed to the rising rate. In this research, the background about breast cancer and the barriers and risks factors in Ghana have been explored and explained. The research has also provided the aims, objective and question that have allowed for adequate answers. A research method that outlines the procedure for conducting the research has been explained and the theoretical frame used to carry out the assessment. The research finding have noted barriers and risks factors, lack of knowledge and the perception of breast cancer, poor government initiative to increase awareness and breast cancer screening. The research strongly recommend education campaign and training to increase knowledge and awareness and how to carry screening. Finally the research conclude that the level of awareness is very low thereby significantly increasing the risks.