Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Asian Women Less Likely Than White Women to Get Follow-Up Test After Abnormal Mammogram, Study Suggests

Reuters (6/13, Rapaport) reports on a study published in the journal Cancer finding that “after an abnormal mammogram, Asian women in the U.S. are less likely than white women to get follow-up tests to determine if they have breast cancer.” The study included data from 50,970 women with abnormal mammograms from 2000 to 2010. It showed “just 57 percent of Asian women got necessary follow-up tests within a month, compared with 77 percent of white patients.” Even after one year, 15 percent of the Asian women had not had the follow-up. Lead author Kim Hanh Nguyen of the University of California, San Francisco, said they found, “Filipino and Vietnamese women had the poorest outcomes in our study.”

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