Navigation Links
Rural women more likely to be diagnosed with most serious form of breast cancer
Date:10/24/2011

COLUMBIA, Mo. Women living in rural areas face unique challenges concerning health and wellness issues. Now, an MU researcher has found that rural women are more likely than women living in cities to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer, the most severe form of the disease.

"The stage at which the cancer is diagnosed has a tremendous impact on the type of treatment, recovery and survivability," said Faustine Williams, a doctoral student in the Department of Rural Sociology in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. "Finding ways to identify and treat breast cancer sooner are keys to increasing survivability."

Williams found that women who travel 50 to 75 miles to a healthcare facility are 10 percent more likely to be diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. She says women in rural areas are less likely to seek preventative treatment and testing due to the high cost and time necessary. Identifying breast cancer earlier increases survival rates.

Many states offer free breast cancer screening programs; however, programs can be improved to better serve women in rural areas. In Missouri, Williams recommends changes to the Show Me Healthy Women (SMHW) program, a free breast and cervical cancer screening program for Missourians. To receive a free screening, women must meet certain age, income and insurance guidelines. Although there are 180 facilities throughout the state, they are unevenly distributed. Several rural counties do not have a single facility. Williams recommends that programs like SMHW make facilities more accessible to women in rural areas.

"In some cases women in rural areas must spend an entire day seeking routine medical treatment," Williams said. "By strategically placing health screening facilities in poor and rural areas, women would have better access to health care and it would increase the likelihood that rural women would seek medical care and be diagnosed with breast cancer earlier."<
'/>"/>

Contact: Steven Adams
AdamsST@missouri.edu
573-882-8353
University of Missouri-Columbia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Rural RHIO Aims to Achieve Meaningful Use With Prognosis ChartAccess Comprehensive EMR
2. Despite much-higher poverty rates, rural Oregonians use less public assistance
3. Child Obesity Soaring in Rural America
4. Strategic Management of Quality-Safety-Satisfaction Data in the Small and Rural Healthcare Arena
5. Voss Foundation Helps CHF International Provide Clean Water in Rural Ethiopia
6. State of the Art Hospital for Rural Kenya Announced by California Foundation
7. College of Nursing awarded grant for nursing leadership in rural and underserved areas
8. Virtual colonoscopy and teleradiology bring colorectal cancer screening to patients in rural areas
9. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE HELPS ADDRESS NEED FOR IMPROVED CANCER CARE IN RURAL AMERICA
10. An appeal to the caregiving values of rural women for breast cancer prevention
11. Out of reach? Rural elders have highest rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 Padre Murphy's and Owner ... of Pro Player Health Alliance (PPHA). The PPHA's ... in getting everyone, including NFL greats, treated for obstructive sleep ... leading groups supporting the cause in the valley. The most ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 The Incredible Bulk is a ... to increase lean muscle by up to 30lbs in less ... attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. , ... a step-by-step, scientific diet formula that allows the body to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) wants ... “Live Fearless.” , The “Faces of Fearless” campaign ... how they or someone they know has faced a challenge, ... moment. By telling these types of stories through livefearlessmn.com, participants ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... New York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... ) in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West ... Bard, Inc. in that proceeding’s first bellwether trial. In an ... for a new trial after finding that C.R. Bard had ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 A new white ... experience and person-centeredness in the long-term care environment as ... across the continuum. The paper, “The Power of Person-Centeredness ... perspectives and practices of the patient, resident and family ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 2Health News:Padre Murphy's Holds NFL Retired Players Association Party Star Studded Event With Bud Light and Pro Player Health Alliance Sponsoring 3Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Upholds $2 Million Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Verdict Levied Against C.R. Bard in First Federal Bellwether Trial, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 2Health News:The Power of Person-Centeredness in Long-Term Care Explored by The Beryl Institute 3
... mortality rates from coronary heart disease (CHD) in Iceland decreased ... 25 and 74 years. How could such a huge decline ... better, or were its citizens reducing their risks?1 , To ... Heart Association and the University of Iceland applied a validated ...
... today announced that a live audio webcast and accompanying slide presentation will be ... of the event are as follows: , , ... Investor Briefing, When: ... Where: www.santarus.com (under the Investor ...
... Department of Veterans Affairs has selected DOMA Vector and DOMA Technologies to ... the United States, Virgin Islands and the Pacific. DOMA will convert ... VA to provide greater quality of service to our veterans while reducing ... ...
... BROOK, Ill., May 7 The University HealthSystem Consortium ... agreement to one supplier, Sodexo Inc., based in Gaithersburg, ... has 2 optional 1-year renewal periods, became effective on ... comprehensive management solutions for food and nutrition services to ...
... May 7 Patient Safety Technologies (OTC Bulletin Board: ... been appointed as its President and Chief Executive Officer. ... Executive Officer has resigned to pursue other interests. Mr. ... Board of Directors since March of 2008 and brings ...
... MONTVALE, N.J. May 7 Acting in response to ... Dolce Hotels and Resorts (TM), a privately ... centers in North America and Europe, today announced a ... and employees and provide reassurance about the safety of ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Massive decline in rates of coronary death in Iceland are largely attributed to risk factor reductions in the population 2Health News:Santarus to Webcast Analyst Day and Investor Briefing Presentation on May 13 2Health News:Santarus to Webcast Analyst Day and Investor Briefing Presentation on May 13 3Health News:Veterans Administration Awards Small Business' $13 Million Contract to Digitize Veterans Health Records 2Health News:University HealthSystem Consortium Selects Sodexo to Provide Food and Nutrition Services 2Health News:Steven H. Kane Appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer of Patient Safety Technologies, Inc. 2Health News:Dolce Hotels and Resorts Initiates Program to Mitigate H1N1 Flu Risk 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 A lot of discussion in ... for treating  certain illnesses, injuries, or conditions. As medical science ... treatment methods with ones that they consider to be more ... is not one textbook method of treatment that stands out ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... 23, 2015  MedScope ( www.medscope.org ), the leading provider ... 2015 Connected World magazine Connected World Award ... that can be used anywhere, anytime. The nomination was ... In nominating MedScope, Landon Garner , Director ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  HyGreen, Inc., a leader in hand ... with RCA Medical, a subsidiary of Ascendis Health Limited, ... Each year, hundreds of millions of patients around ... organisms are transmitted from patient to patient via the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:No One-Size-Fits-All Remedy for Hernia Correction 2MedScope Nominated by RacoWireless for Prestigious 2015 Connected World Magazine Connected World Award 2HyGreen Partners with RCA Medical in Johannesburg, South Africa 2
... update regarding the voluntary recall of AVEA® ventilators it initiated ... a Class I recall. There is no ... and CareFusion is actively remediating the hardware on affected units. ... March 1, 2009 and June 30, 2011 and therefore has ...
... Mass., Dec. 22, 2011  Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Inspiration), ... development and commercialization of new treatment options for ... has expanded its leadership team with four key ... as Chief Medical Officer; Daniel Regan as Chief ...
Cached Medicine Technology:CareFusion Provides Update on Previously Announced Ventilator Recall 2Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Expands Leadership Team with Four New Hires 2Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Expands Leadership Team with Four New Hires 3Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Expands Leadership Team with Four New Hires 4Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Expands Leadership Team with Four New Hires 5
... point-of-care device for the qualitative detection of drug ... TOX/See device can detect up to nine of ... 8 minutes and requires only a few drops ... to maximize convenience and ease of use. TOX/See ...
... 1-step, hand-held, point-of-care device for the qualitative detection ... The TOX/See device can detect up to ... 3 to 8 minutes and requires only a ... individually packaged to maximize convenience and ease of ...
... a 1-step, hand-held, point-of-care device for the qualitative ... urine. The TOX/See device can detect up ... in 3 to 8 minutes and requires only ... is individually packaged to maximize convenience and ease ...
... TOX/See™ is a 1-step, hand-held, point-of-care device ... metabolites in human urine. The TOX/See device ... commonly abused drugs in 3 to 8 minutes ... Each TOX/See cassette is individually packaged to maximize ...
Medicine Products: