Many African-Americans Avoid Mammograms Due To Fear, Misconceptions About Screenings

News — By on November 13, 2008 at 3:00 am

Training physicians and caregivers to improve cultural sensitivity and communication with economically disadvantaged African-American patients could influence these women to get mammograms that could save their lives, according to a new study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. The study found that many African-American women perceive they are being treated with disrespect and receive inadequate explanations about screenings when they go to health care facilities.

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