Table 2: Patterns of breast disease symptoms among symptomatic study subjects in Southwest Cameroon (n=11).

Patterns Frequency ()

Symptom
Lump6 (52.6%)
Abnormal breast discharge3 (27.3%)
New asymmetry1 (9.1%)
Other1 (9.1%)

Location of Symptom
Unilateral6 (54.6%)
Bilateral5 (45.5%)

Symptom started while pregnant or breast feeding
Yes, while pregnant2 (18.2%)
Yes, while breast feeding3 (27.3%)
No6 (54.6%)

Progression of Symptom
Slowly8 (72.7%)
Suddenly2 (18.2%)
Unknown1 (9.1%)

Symptom disabling
Yes2 (18.2%)
No9 (81.8%)

Feelings of depression or shame
Yes1 (9.1%)
No10 (90.9%)

Breast symptom having household impact
Yes8 (72.7%)
No3 (27.7%)

Family has spent assets, savings, or borrowed money to treat current symptom
Yes8 (72.7%)
No3 (27.7%)