Ensuring women understand the risk of breast cancer

March 2007
American Nurse;Mar/Apr2007, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on the results of a study which examines the socio-cultural underpinnings of cancer prevention and control behaviors of African-American breast cancer survivors in the U.S. Researchers found that most of the African-American women felt they had the same or lower risk of developing breast cancer compared to other women. Moreover, the study also showed that women with more education about cancer perceive a higher risk of breast cancer recurrence.


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