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Table 1 Knowledge on early warning signs of breast cancer

From: Awareness of breast cancer among adolescent girls in Colombo, Sri Lanka: a school based study

  Correct answer (Percentage) Wrong answer (Percentage) Don’t know (Percentage)
1) Breast lump 72.4 10.7 16.9
2) Pain in one breast 52.3 19.4 28.3
3) Cyclical/monthly pain in both breasts 35.1 16.5 48.4
4) Recent onset nipple discharge in a non-pregnant woman 35.8 16.5 47.7
5) Recent onset nipple retraction/inversion 21.3 22.7 56.0
6) Lump in neck or armpit 19.0 45.6 35.4
7) Skin changes of breast 47.2 21.9 30.9
8) Asymmetry of the breasts since childhood 57.3 10.1 32.6