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dc.contributor.authorShaheen, R.
dc.contributor.authorSlanetz, P. J.
dc.contributor.authorRaza, S.
dc.contributor.authorRosen, Max P
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:47.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:19:46Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:19:46Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-11
dc.date.submitted2014-11-03
dc.identifier.citationBreast. 2011 Apr;20 Suppl 2:S30-4. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2011.01.010 <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2011.01.010">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0960-9776 (Linking)
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.breast.2011.01.010
dc.identifier.pmid21316968
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/48152
dc.description.abstractA survey of 100 women living inside Gaza (WIG) and 55 Gaza women residing outside Gaza (WOG) was conducted to investigate barriers and opportunities for breast cancer screening, and to better understand possible differences based on residency. The survey found that over 90% of both groups were willing to undergo a diagnostic mammogram for a breast complaint and 86% of WIG and 85% of WOG believed survival was increased with early detection. However, only 27% of WIG and 50% WOG were willing to undergo screening mammography. Religion and culture were not barriers to mammography for over 94% of WIG and 98% of WOG. Limited resources and lack of access to medical facilities were identified as barriers in up to 55% of WIG compared to 15% of WOG. Misconceptions about breast cancer were reported more frequently by WIG, including beliefs that breast cancer is not very common and that breast cancer can be contagious.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation<a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=pubmed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=21316968&dopt=Abstract">Link to Article in PubMed</a>
dc.relation.urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.breast.2011.01.010
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectBreast Neoplasms
dc.subjectCulture
dc.subject*Early Detection of Cancer
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHealth Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
dc.subjectHealth Services Accessibility
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectMammography
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectMiddle East
dc.subjectPatient Acceptance of Health Care
dc.subjectQuestionnaires
dc.subjectReligion
dc.subjectResidence Characteristics
dc.subjectRisk Factors
dc.subjectSocial Values
dc.subjectSocioeconomic Factors
dc.subjectDiagnosis
dc.subjectHealth Services Administration
dc.subjectNeoplasms
dc.subjectOncology
dc.subjectRadiology
dc.subjectWomen's Health
dc.titleBarriers and opportunities for early detection of breast cancer in Gaza women
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleBreast (Edinburgh, Scotland)
dc.source.volume20 Suppl 2
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/26
dc.identifier.contextkey6319277
html.description.abstract<p>A survey of 100 women living inside Gaza (WIG) and 55 Gaza women residing outside Gaza (WOG) was conducted to investigate barriers and opportunities for breast cancer screening, and to better understand possible differences based on residency. The survey found that over 90% of both groups were willing to undergo a diagnostic mammogram for a breast complaint and 86% of WIG and 85% of WOG believed survival was increased with early detection. However, only 27% of WIG and 50% WOG were willing to undergo screening mammography. Religion and culture were not barriers to mammography for over 94% of WIG and 98% of WOG. Limited resources and lack of access to medical facilities were identified as barriers in up to 55% of WIG compared to 15% of WOG. Misconceptions about breast cancer were reported more frequently by WIG, including beliefs that breast cancer is not very common and that breast cancer can be contagious.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathradiology_pubs/26
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology
dc.source.pagesS30-4


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