To reduce the rate of death and disability for breast cancer.

To reduce the rate of death and disability for breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in American women, current guidelines recommend routine mammography screening for women aged 40 and older. Despite the widespread availability of mammography screening and relatively high self – reported screening rates in national surveys remain racial differences in breast cancer morbidity and mortality. This results from diagnosis at later stages in black women white women. White women.

The team compared self-reported mammogram results collected through telephone interviews, in the radiology in the radiology record of 411 black women and 734 white women aged 40 to 79 who underwent screening in five hospital-based facilities in Connecticut. They examined whether black women are as likely as white women to self – report the results that the mammography radiology report were coordinated. A second objective was to determine how the results of a screening mammogram communication communication of these results. Continue reading “To reduce the rate of death and disability for breast cancer.”