When Americans think of breast cancer, most consider it to be like a game of craps. If a woman is lucky she will avoid breast cancer during her lifetime, but if she is unlucky, then she may be diagnosed with this dreadful disease.
In an effort to combat the major health issues plaguing American Indians, the University of Kansas Medical Center and the American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance announced plans to create a Center for American Indian Community Health.
In the fight against cancer, so often the disease seems to be one-step ahead of researchers and health care providers. And anything that gives health professionals an advantage—advanced patient screenings, genetic indicators, etc.—is an important part of the battle.
Can stress management, social support and exercise have an effect on the overall health of women recently diagnosed with breast cancer? The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is conducting a study to find out.
Meet Ruby and Pearl, two lovable, grandmotherly African-American ladies who have recently learned that a combination of monthly breast self-exams, regular mammograms and an annual clinical exam can reduce their risk of suffering from breast cancer.
Female breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among all races, yet mortality rates differ between ethnicities and early detection numbers falter among minorities. A challenging yet rewarding specialty, oncology nursing puts nurses against such inequalities.
In the battle against racial and ethnic breast cancer disparities, being a leader means more than just taking initiative. It also means honoring the successes of others who have contributed to the fight.
The Sister Study, a landmark national study investigating the causes of breast cancer, wants to recruit as racially and ethnically diverse a participant sample as possible. Here’s how nurses can help spread the word.