Navigation Links
South Asians in Peel have lower cancer screening rates; increased risk of preventable disease
Date:10/28/2013

TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 South Asian-Canadians living in Peel Region may be 15 per cent less likely than other Ontarians to be screened for breast, cervical or colorectal cancer, making them much more vulnerable to cancer deaths.

The findings were published today in a report by researchers at the Centre for Research on Inner City Health.

Peel Region a municipality comprised of Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga has 1.3 million residents, nearly one-quarter of whom are of South Asian ethnicity. South Asians are the largest and fastest growing visible minority group in Canada.

"South Asian patients aren't to blame for low cancer screening rates," said Dr. Aisha Lofters, a family physician and clinician scientist in the Department of Family and Community Medicine of St. Michael's Hospital. "There are significant barriers that need to be removed so we can really 'move the needle'."

Ontario's health system and its primary care physicians account for some of the barriers to cancer screening in Peel and across the country, according to the report. Long wait times for appointments and limited opportunities to talk about cancer screening hinder patients' opportunities to get screened.

Challenges for the South Asian community - and presumably other immigrant groups - include: patients' limited knowledge of cancer risk factors, tests and the success of modern treatment; a lack of education materials that are well-translated, easy-to-read and culturally-specific; and a shortage of partnerships between public health departments, primary care physicians and South Asian community groups.

"South Asian community organizations best-understood the challenges their community faced in the health system," said Dr. Lofters. "But they often don't have a seat at the table."

Peel and the Canadian Cancer Society have already begun to use the research to adapt the Screening Saves Lives program for South Asian communities in Peel. The Screening Saves Lives program trains South Asian volunteers to act as lay health educators and engage friends, families and social networks in conversations about cancer screening.


'/>"/>

Contact: Geoff Koehler
koehlerg@smh.ca
416-864-6060 x6537
St. Michael's Hospital
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. A New South Jordan Location Proves to Be the Perfect Spot for Stonehaven Dental Offices in Utah
2. MediPoint: Hernia Repair - South American Analysis and Market Forecasts
3. Google and Family Dollar Presenters Draw Record Crowd to Retail Insights Southeast
4. Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center opens HIV-vaccine lab in South Africa
5. South Carolina Association of Veterinarians Returns to Charleston for Annual Conference
6. Catering to the Phobic- South Charlotte Dentistry Applies New Techniques to Ease a Patient’s Nerves
7. San Francisco's SOMA (South of Market) District Apartment Rentals At 99% Capacity, Announces 1188 Mission at Trinity Place.
8. YogaFit and The American Heart Association Collaborate to Raise Heart and Stroke Health Awareness in Southern California
9. South Jersey Family Medicine Switches to e-MDs for EHR, Practice Management and Patient Portal Solutions
10. Southwest Skin and Cancer Institute Employs Botox for New Indications
11. Wine of The Month Club Discusses the South African Wine Industry
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
South Asians in Peel have lower cancer screening rates; increased risk of preventable disease
(Date:12/7/2016)... Dallas, TX (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 ... ... service based in Dallas, Texas, is condemning "scam operations" carried out by unethical ... to bring these scam operations to a halt. According to Texas Premier Locksmith, ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... placed above any and all media," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... of logo with easy to use drop zones. Editors can select from a variety ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Maureen McLaughlin, LA.c., a certified acupuncturist, is ... Connecticut (RMACT). McLaughlin brings nearly 20 years of experience with fertility patients to ... their family building goals. Acupuncture helps fertility patients by supporting the ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Walking With God: ... stories that will inspire the reader to be aware of God's direction in their ... published author, Sanford Smith, retired teacher and active church leader. , Sanford ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... The Business Architecture Guild ... Reston, VA on March 21-22, 2017. This premier event features business practitioners and ... a cross-section of industries such as financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, retail, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... 2016  "Blood Tests replace Surgical Biopsies. Single ... The Diagnostic, Monitoring and Screening Test opportunities are ... occurring using in vitro blood testing to identify ... backing, has announced a single blood test to ... than the market. New technology that definitively identifies ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma - Pipeline Review, H2 ... Pharmaceutical and Healthcare disease pipeline guide Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma ... of the Anaplastic Oligoastrocytoma (Oncology) pipeline landscape. ... when two types of cells in the brain, ... to form a mass. These brain cells are ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... LOUISVILLE, Ky. , Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... notice of accreditation from the College of American ... Improvement Amendments (CLIA) for its new laboratory in ... company recently moved its North American headquarters. ... offers Sanger sequencing -- which is still considered ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: