Nurses’ knowledge of breast screening and the implications for advising women with dense breast tissue: a literature review

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Ezeugwu C. A. and Davies, N. 2021. Nurses’ knowledge of breast screening and the implications for advising women with dense breast tissue: a literature review. Primary Health Care. https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.2021.e1720
AuthorsEzeugwu C. A. and Davies, N.
Abstract

Breast cancer is the second highest cause of female death in the UK. Early detection of breast cancer has been advanced through the mammography screening programme, however this is not always effective for women with dense breast tissue. There is little published research discussing alternative screening approaches for women with dense breast tissue.

This article reports findings of a literature review that appraised the evidence on nurses’ knowledge of breast cancer and the implications when advising women with dense breast tissue. Nurses’ knowledge of breast cancer, risk factors, appropriate screening methods and treatment can influence women’s breast cancer awareness, uptake of screening and ultimately morbidity and mortality.

JournalPrimary Health Care
ISSN0264-5033
2047-900X
Year2021
PublisherRCN Publishing (RCNi)
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.2021.e1720
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Accepted17 Dec 2020
Deposited22 Jun 2021
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This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Primary Health Care. The final Version of Record is available online at: https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.2021.e1720

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