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Table 4 Participants positive beliefs about breast cancer treatment

From: Knowledge of risk factors, beliefs and practices of female healthcare professionals towards breast cancer in a tertiary institution in Lagos, Nigeria

Variable Doctors(n = 45)
Number(%)
Nurses(n = 141)
Number(%)
Others(n = 121) p-value
Breast cancer is curable if detected early 41(91.1) 121(85.5) 17(80.9) 0.053
Surgery is the most effective method of treatment for breast cancer 35(77.8) 108(76.6) 17(80.9) 0.806
Alternative or herbal medicine cannot cure breast cancer 22(48.9) 97(68.8) 13(61.9) 0.05
Breast cancer cannot disappear following prayer 10(22.2) 37(26.2) 7(33.3) 0.197
  1. Others* = Pharmacists, Laboratory scientists and Physiotherapists.