Women are taking proactive steps to detect breast cancer early and the media have played a big role in their education, according to a new study by the United States Surgical Corporation (USSC) of 624 women, age 50 and older. The survey found that:
- Women over the age of 50 are now three times more likely to have a regular mammogram than they were 10 years ago.
- 60% of respondents examined their breasts at least once a month.
- And, the media's role in their education is significant, with 47% looking to magazines for information, followed by 44% (TV) and 23% (newspapers). (USSP, 203/845-1732)