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Geographical and seasonal barriers to mammography services and breast cancer stage at diagnosis

Onitilo, Adedayo A.; Liang, Hong; Stankowski, Rachel V.; Engel, Jessica M.; Broton, Michael; Doi, Suhail; Miskowiak, Douglas A

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Introduction: Routine mammography screening and early detection are important prognostic indicators for breast cancer. Geographical and seasonal barriers to mammography services and relationship to breast cancer stage at diagnosis were examined. Methods: Travel time to mammography center, seasonal distribution of mammogram use, mammography frequency, and stage of cancer were retrospectively examined in 1428 female patients diagnosed with primary breast cancer at a tertiary care clinic system in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/102690
Source: Rural and Remote Health

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