BACKGROUND: Breast cancer continues to be a major public health problem for women. Early detection and treatment are key to improved outcomes. Whereas most women seek help promptly, some postpone seeking help for self-discovered breast symptoms. Investigation of women’s help-seeking behaviour and the associated influencing factors on self-discovery of a breast symptom were sought.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this article is to report the qualitative data from women who had self-discovered a breast symptom.