Educating women about benign breast disease

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The occupational health nurse can be a valuable resource for women by teaching how their bodies work and how female hormones affect their breasts. Nurses who work in primary care should view their role as one of education and advocacy on behalf of the client. Nurses can model a healthy attitude about breast self examination, encouraging women to perform it and to discuss openly their questions and concerns. Women should be encouraged to have mammograms, following ACS guidelines; a baseline mammogram between the ages of 35 and 40, a mammogram every 1 to 2 years between the ages of 40 and 49, and a yearly mammogram after age 50.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalAAOHN Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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