Navigation Links
Breast Abnormality Follow-Up Often Later in Black Women
Date:10/26/2009

Reasons for delay are unclear, researchers say

MONDAY, Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Black women experience a significant delay in follow-up after discovery of a breast abnormality, a U.S. study has found.

Delayed follow-up of breast abnormalities can mean breast cancer is detected at a later stage, which may reduce the chances of survival, the researchers noted.

Researchers at the University of South Carolina in Columbia analyzed data from the Best Chance Network, a statewide program that provides free mammography to poor and medically underserved women.

Black women were as likely as white women to complete diagnostic procedures after they'd had an abnormal mammogram result. However, black women had a median gap of 44 days between their first clinical exam and completion of a diagnostic follow-up, compared with 40 days for white women.

When the researchers looked at the number of days between the mammogram and the date of a woman's final status, the significant effect of race was no longer evident. Because clinical breast examination typically precedes the diagnostic mammogram, these findings suggest that racial disparities may occur early in the process, the researchers said.

The study is scheduled to be published in the Dec. 15 issue of Cancer.

The study authors suggested the reasons for the delay may be due to factors such as poor communication between patient and doctor, lack of patient trust in her doctor, lack of patient transportation, and proximity of clinics to patients.

"Programs specially aimed at providing breast cancer screening to economically disadvantaged women like the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program are successful in eliminating some of the racial disparities seen in breast cancer," study author Swann Arp Adams, said in a news release from the journal's publisher. "There are still improvements that could be made in the progr
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Study finds delay in follow-up among African-American women receiving abnormal breast finding
2. Breast Cancer Art Shares Journeys of Hope, Reconstruction
3. Side-Out Foundation teams with leading medical professionals to battle breast cancer
4. Steps Every Woman Must Take to Prevent Breast Cancer from the Natural Hormone Institute
5. Bioidentical Hormones, a True Prevention for Breast Cancer
6. Experts issue call to reconsider screening for breast cancer and prostate cancer
7. Experts Issue Call to Reconsider Screening for Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer
8. 13 Bay Area Breast Cancer Survivors Showcased Fabulously in the New 2010 Pinups for Purpose Calendar
9. AUDIO from Medialink and Guardian: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Highlights Need for Critical Illness Insurance
10. Breast Cancer Gene Tied to Diagnosis at Younger Age
11. Photos: Avon Foundation for Women Celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/14/2014)... Wellesley, Mass. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... its new report, SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY: GLOBAL MARKETS ... to grow to nearly $11.9 billion in 2018, ... of 34.4%. Enabled products account for the fastest ... and 36.7% CAGR. Synthetic biology-enabled products in the ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... SUNDAY, July 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Along with ... people with Alzheimer,s disease and other types of dementia, ... their quality of life, the researchers said. "These ... variety of benefits for people with dementia and their ... Lerner, of Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman,s ... The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were ... given a meal than included 930 calories and 60 grams ... it took the women to burn off those calories and ... stressful events during the previous 24 hours burned 104 fewer ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... July 14, 2014 Skin ... its Grand Opening on Monday, July 14th, located ... The celebration will last all week through Saturday, ... patients. Everyone is welcomed to attend. The business ... provides physician-administered skincare, anti-aging, weight loss services, and ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... California (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 ... to reach USD 4,285.1 million by 2020 growing ... new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Steady ... biology for bioinformatics R&D programs designed for sequencing ... number of clinical studies in pharmacogenomics and pharmacokinetics ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Global Market for Synthetic Biology to Reach Nearly $11.9 Billion by 2018 — Enabled Products Account for the Fastest Growing Segment with 36.7% CAGR 2Health News:Global Market for Synthetic Biology to Reach Nearly $11.9 Billion by 2018 — Enabled Products Account for the Fastest Growing Segment with 36.7% CAGR 3Health News:Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says 2Health News:Stress May Leave You Heading to the Cookie Jar 2Health News:The Cosmetic Medic Announces Grand Opening of New Skin M.D., a Physician-Administered Anti-aging, Skincare, and Weight Loss Practice 2Health News:The Cosmetic Medic Announces Grand Opening of New Skin M.D., a Physician-Administered Anti-aging, Skincare, and Weight Loss Practice 3Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 2Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 3Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 4Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 5Health News:Global Computational Biology Market by Application (Cellular & Biological Simulation), by Services (In-house, Contract) is Expected to Reach USD 4,285.1 Million by 2020 6
... ... Chicago, a chiropractor doctor, has developed new techniques to relieve back pain. People with herniated ... , ... 26, 2009 -- Dr. Paul Ruzila, Chiropractic Doctor of HealthSource of Chicago, announced today that ...
... Mary Hayashi Calls on California ... 3rd Annual "Neuropathy Action Awareness Day" , ... continues his push for national health care reform, more ... in Sacramento today to call on Congress to restore ...
... A U.S. District Court judge issued an injunction ... $2 cut in wages for the state,s 400,000 home care workers. ... California counties that were planning on passing the state cut through ... issued by federal judge Claudia Wilken, was in response to a ...
... Arrest Association said Thursday that pop singer Michael Jackson,s death ... cardiac arrest, which kills nearly 300,000 Americans each year and ... "Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the result of an electrical ... attack. It can strike seemingly healthy individuals without warning, ...
... ... Researchers at the Baltimore Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical ... research using a novel ankle robot ("Anklebot"), invented by researchers at ... Veterans Affairs, with stroke patients at the Baltimore VA Medical ...
... In a 6-5 decision in Richmond Medical Center v. Herring ... on partial birth infanticide -- a law that mirrors the federal ... for Life (AUL) provided litigation support to the state ... law. In addition, AUL Senior Counsel Clarke Forsythe assisted the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:HealthSource of Chicago: New Techniques for Back Pain Relief in Chicago 2Health News:HealthSource of Chicago: New Techniques for Back Pain Relief in Chicago 3Health News:HealthSource of Chicago: New Techniques for Back Pain Relief in Chicago 4Health News:Neuropathy Patients, Doctors and Medical Professionals Rally in Sacramento to Demand Access to Lifesaving Medical Treatments 2Health News:Neuropathy Patients, Doctors and Medical Professionals Rally in Sacramento to Demand Access to Lifesaving Medical Treatments 3Health News:Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation 2Health News:Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation 3Health News:Veterans Affairs Researchers Study Benefits of Robot for Ankle Rehabilitation 4Health News:Americans United for Life Applauds Fourth Circuit Protecting Women and Children by Upholding Virginia Partial Birth Abortion Statute 2
(Date:7/14/2014)... , July 14, 2014  Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ: ... today that the Company will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market ... New York, NY . ... of the Celsion and EGEN management teams will participate in ... pm ET.  A live webcast will be available at ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... Minn. , July 14, 2014  Today, ATS ... announced that it acquired the assets of MicroTest Labs, ... The acquisition of MTL is the first step in ... chemistry laboratory services platform to support the medical device ... known as Accuratus Lab Services , a name ...
(Date:7/14/2014)... 2014  Diomics, Inc., provider of X-Swab™, a ... United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued ... biologic sample collection materials, devices made from them, ... diagnostics. The primary method of ... of DNA from a number of commercially-available swabs ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Celsion Corporation to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on July 16, 2014 2Celsion Corporation to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on July 16, 2014 3ATS Labs, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of MicroTest Labs, Inc. 2ATS Labs, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of MicroTest Labs, Inc. 3Diomics Announces Issuance Of U.S. Patents For Novel Biologic Sample DNA Collection Materials For Use In Forensics And Diagnostics 2
... 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global BioClinical (GBC) ... to the corporate team. Ms. Maas has joined GBC ... a Clinical Research Manager at Epigenomics, Inc., Ms. Maas ... responsible for a variety of clinical research studies, international ...
... According to a new market report published by ... Market (Surgical Sutures, Surgical Hand Instruments and Electrosurgical Devices) ... Analysis (2010 - 2017) "; the global surgical equipment ... is forecasted to reach USD 7.5 billion in 2017 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global BioClinical Welcomes Jennifer Maas as Senior Consultant 2Surgical Equipment Market (Surgical Sutures, Surgical Hand Instruments and Electrosurgical Devices) Estimated to Reach USD 7.5 Billion Globally in 2017: Transparency Market Research 2Surgical Equipment Market (Surgical Sutures, Surgical Hand Instruments and Electrosurgical Devices) Estimated to Reach USD 7.5 Billion Globally in 2017: Transparency Market Research 3Surgical Equipment Market (Surgical Sutures, Surgical Hand Instruments and Electrosurgical Devices) Estimated to Reach USD 7.5 Billion Globally in 2017: Transparency Market Research 4Surgical Equipment Market (Surgical Sutures, Surgical Hand Instruments and Electrosurgical Devices) Estimated to Reach USD 7.5 Billion Globally in 2017: Transparency Market Research 5
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: