Introduction: Breast cancer remains a worldwide public health concern despite the fact that
mortality rates have been declining in some countries as a result of improvements in adjuvant
therapy and screening for breast cancer. Despite therapeutic improvements, breast cancer
mortality still remains important and varying according to regions (five years survival: 62 to
80% for the last years). The risk factors analysis shows that a primary prevention of the major
risk factors is not yet possible (genetic or endogenous hormonal risk).
Aim of the study: to study the characteristic of breast cancer patients at oncology
department at Sohag University Hospital and to describe the attitudes and practices of the
women towards screening Program.
Subjects and Methods: 1021 women at Sohag University, Egypt at 2010/2013 were
randomly selected after calculating the sample size (Andrew et al., 1998). They were
interviewed via structured questionnaires. Data entry was done using Excel program then
transferred to SPSS version 20 program, office 2013. Data analysis was done via SPSS
Results: The majority of study population of women at Sohag University had a positive attitud
towards gaining more information about breast cancer and breast self-examination (BSE) (89.5%) and postive attitude twoards practice of sonogrpahy following doctor advice (71.7%). on the other hand , nearly one-fourth of study population refused to do a sonography even if the doctor advised them to.