Saving Ourselves: A Rural Breast Cancer Education Project

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Dr.. Frankie Denise Powell, Associate Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library

Abstract: It is difficult to understand breast cancer disparities without some explanation of their context. According to the most recent data, mortality rates continue to decline in European American women. For example, in the decade of 2001-2004, the rate decreased by 3.7% annually; however, African American women continue to be more likely to die from breast cancer than European American women. One purpose of this proposed research project is to address the increasing disparity in women obtaining mammograms. Specifically this study also seeks to determine what do minority women in Robeson County know about mammograms, self breast examinations and clinical breast examinations.

Additional Information

Publication
The Women’s Health 2010:18th Annual Congress and the 95th Anniversary of the American Women’s Medical Association (AWMA)
Language: English
Date: 2010
Keywords
Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer Disparities, Health Education, Health Disparities, Mortality Rates, Minority Women, African American Women, Breast Examinations, Sisters Network Southeastern NC (SNSENC)