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Table 4 Respondents with knowledge of breast cancer symptoms (N = 409)

From: Women’s knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) relating to breast and cervical cancers in rural Zimbabwe: a cross sectional study in Mudzi District, Mashonaland East Province

Knowledge of breast cancer symptomsa n %
A lump or thickening in or near the breast or in the underarm that persists through the menstrual cycle 46 11.2
A mass or lump, which may feel as small as a pea 68 16.6
A change in the size, shape, or contour of the breast 45 11
A blood-stained or clear fluid discharge from the nipple 20 4.9
Redness of the skin on the breast or nipple 20 4.5
Other (specify)___________ 30 7.3
Do not know 75 18.3
  1. a There is no statistically significant relationship between age and knowledge of symptoms of breast cancer