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Understanding social obstacles to early breast cancer detection is critical to improving breast cancer outcome in low- and middle-resource countries†
Article first published online: 19 AUG 2010
Copyright © 2010 American Cancer Society
Volume 116, Issue 19, pages 4436–4439, 1 October 2010
How to Cite
Anderson, B. O. (2010), Understanding social obstacles to early breast cancer detection is critical to improving breast cancer outcome in low- and middle-resource countries. Cancer, 116: 4436–4439. doi: 10.1002/cncr.25361
See referenced original article on pages 4646-55, this issue.
- Issue published online: 22 JUN 2010
- Article first published online: 19 AUG 2010
- Manuscript Accepted: 16 FEB 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 13 FEB 2010
- Manuscript Received: 1 FEB 2010
In low- and middle-resource countries worsened cancer survival is attributable largely to late-stage presentation, which leads to particularly poor outcome when coupled with limited diagnostic and treatment capacity. The identification of social obstacles linked to public awareness programs educating women that breast cancer outcomes are improved through early detection is critical to broadening participation in early detection programs.