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Poor women are undereducated about cancer screening

A report using a survey of low-income, rural women over 40 found that only 30% are advised by their physician about receiving a mammogram. Also, over 40% did not know what a mammogram or Pap smear screened for. African-American and Native American women tended to be more ill-advised than white women about cancer. Breast cancer death rates are higher in low-income women because of later diagnoses. Researchers want this information used by health care providers to increase the rate of cancer screening for women.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Reuters Health

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About: Poor women are undereducated about cancer screening

Date: 27 December 2004

Source: Reuters Health

URL: http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=healthNews&storyID=7186405

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