Accession Number : ADA535491


Title :   Increasing Breast Cancer Surveillance Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 9 Jun 2003-8 Dec 2009


Corporate Author : MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEW YORK


Personal Author(s) : Thompson, Hayley


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a535491.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 299


Abstract : Breast cancer survivors are at elevated risk for developing a new breast cancer compared to healthy women, and are at considerable risk for breast cancer recurrence. According to the American Society of Clinical Oncology, survivors should undergo careful breast cancer surveillance including annual mammography and breast self-exam. However, studies indicate that breast cancer surveillance among African American survivors, particularly mammography, is low, especially given the higher risk of survivors as a group. The promotion of breast cancer surveillance among African American survivors is an area that deserves special attention as cancers detected early are more treatable. The primary objective of the current study is to test the impact of a DVD intervention among 120 African American breast cancer survivors by comparing 2 randomized groups at baseline and 3-month follow-up.


Descriptors :   *BREAST CANCER , *AFRICAN AMERICANS , WOMEN , SURVEILLANCE , MAMMOGRAPHY , MAMMARY GLANDS , SELF TREATMENT , SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL) , CLINICAL MEDICINE , MEDICAL EXAMINATION


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE