3260.0 Breast Cancer: From Awareness to Early Detection to Survivorship

Monday, November 5, 2007: 12:30 PM
Advances in breast health continue to improve the wellbeing of women in America; however, disparities still exist for many minority and underserved populations. Awareness of breast cancer and the accuracy of information available on the internet are studied to determine whether underserved populations are able to access comprehensive information when healthcare professionals are not available. The session will examine screening and diagnosis disparities involving cultural influences on mammography guideline adherence and lack of insurance to illuminate breast cancer mortality differences among subpopulations. Quality of life and other survivorship issues have become more prevalent in breast cancer research, and this topic will be addressed.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe disparities in breast health among certain subpopulations. 2. Discuss potential solutions for improving the disparity situation in breast health. 3. Describe issues faced by survivors that impact quality of life.

12:45 PM
Insurance, beliefs or both? Relative impact of insurance and lay models of cancer on mammography adherence
Mathilda B. Ruwe, MD, MPH, PhD, John A. Capitman, PhD and Michele David, MD, MBA, MPH
1:00 PM
Age and racial/ethnic disparities in the diagnosis of breast cancer in an urban population
Joanne K. Fagan, PhD, Denise C. Fyffe, PhD, Nadine Jenkins, CTR, Charles Cathcart, MD, Margarette Bryan, MD, Mary E. Kelleher and Diane R. Brown, PhD
1:15 PM
Arm swelling and psychological well-being among long-term breast cancer survivors
Jill M. Oliveri, MPH, DrPH, Jeannette Day, MS, Catherine Alfano, PhD, James E. Herndon II, PhD, Mira Katz, PhD, Marisa Bittoni, MS and Electra D. Paskett, PhD
1:30 PM
Breast cancer survival analysis among economically disadvantaged women: The influences of delayed diagnosis and treatment on mortality
Emily Smith, MSPH, CCRC, Swann Arp Adams, PhD, Irene P. Prabhu Das, PhD and James R. Hebert, ScD

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Public Health Education and Health Promotion, Maternal and Child Health, Gerontological Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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