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Cervical Cancer in Hispanic/Latino Women.

Reynolds, Diane (2004) Cervical Cancer in Hispanic/Latino Women. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 8 (2). pp. 146-150.

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Cervical cancer is largely preventable if detected early. Minority populations and people of low socioeconomic status are affected disproportionately by cervical cancer. When compared to non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic/Latino women residing in the United States have twice the incidence rate of and 1.4 times the mortality from cervical cancer. Contributing factors include lack of awareness about cancer prevention and available services; lack of access to quality health care; feelings of embarrassment, fear, and fatalism; and limited linguistically and ethnically sensitive information about cervical cancer prevention and detection. Education and screening programs targeted at this population have the potential to decrease the morbidity and mortality associated with cervical cancer, and nurses play an important role in educating Hispanic/Latino women about cervical cancer.

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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cervix neoplasms, Hispanic Americans, Latino Americans, Hispanic, Latino, cervical cancer, women, female
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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    Depositing User: Laura Spinelli
    Date Deposited: 15 May 2006
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2011 13:29
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/387

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