One-hundred and three breast cancer patients were questioned. As few as 35% of them had been regularly checked-up. 52% of patients took medical advice immediately after tumor detection. In 25% of patients, the period between the first examination and referral to a hospital was longer than 1 month whereas 59.2% of patients waited for 1 month to be hospitalized. Inadequate and prolonged examination and malpractice accounted for delayed diagnosis of breast cancer in 64.2%.