Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 21, issue 2, P475-488 2010 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0292 View full text
Yelena Bird, John Moraros, Matthew P. Banegas, Sasha King, Surasri Prapasiri, Beti Thompson

Abstract: Background Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among U.S. Hispanic women. Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanic White women to be diagnosed at an early stage and survive breast cancer. Methods For this cross-sectional study, we assessed differences in breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, and screening practices between Hispanic women with (FH+) and without (FH−) a family history of breast cancer in three U.S.-Mexico border counties. Results Among 137 Hispanic women age 40 and …

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