142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Getting the drop on cancer: Knowledge and perceptions around cancer screening and prevention

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Boys and men often adopt a position that because they don't "feel sick" they are healthy. Men will sometimes overlook the vital importance of cancer screenings for fear of the discomfort/pain that may be associated having to be treated or fully understanding a diagnosis of cancer. In addition to discussing various factors associated with choosing cancer screenings, this session will cover what factors affect men in their decision to participate in cancer screenings and seek treatment. Screenings to be discussed are prostate, colorectal and male breast cancers.
Session Objectives: Discuss male perceptions of screening for prostate, breast and colorecatal cancers. Describe the factors that influence culturally diverse men to get cancer screenings.
Sarah Connor, MPH, CHES

Factors that Influence the Likelihood of Culturally Diverse Men to get a Cancer Screening
Jenna Davis, MPH, Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH, Desiree Rivers, PhD, MPH, Carolyn M. Tucker, PhD, Frederic Desmond, PhD, Tya M. Arthur, PhD, MPH, CPH and B. Lee Green, PhD, MEd
Knowledge, attitude, and testing differentials of inner-city African American, Caucasian and Hispanic men regarding prostate cancer screening experience in the Southside community of Chicago, Illinois
Patrick B. Williams, PhD., CHES, Quintin L. Williams, PhD, Ivonne Anguh, MPH, MBA, PhDc, Cindy L. , Morgan-King, BS, MPHc, Yahanna M. Diemer, BS and Amarachi Agada,, BS, MPHc

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Organized by: Men's Health Caucus
Endorsed by: Public Health Nursing, Cancer Forum

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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