Increasing Breast Cancer Surveillance Among African American Breast Cancer Survivors
Final rept. 9 Jun 2003-8 Dec 2009
MOUNT SINAI SCHOOL OF MEDICINE NEW YORK
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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.
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