“A lack of health insurance is associated with lower survival among breast cancer patients.”
Eley, JW, Hill HA, Chen VW, Austin DF, Wesley MN, et. al. Racial Differences In Survival From Breast Cancer. Results of The National Cancer Institute Black/White Cancer Survival Study. JAMA 1994; 272: 947-954
“Also, breast cancer patients with low incomes have lower five year relative survival rates than high income patients, and low-income African-American women are three times more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease than higher-income African-American women.”
- National Cancer Institute, Breast Cancer Research and Programs: an Overview. National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD. 1995
A screening mammography is a critical tool in detecting early stage breast cancer. The goal of Men Against Breast Cancer’s Mammography Program is to increase breast cancer survival rates through early detection and treatment. This program is specifically targeted to low-income, underinsured and underserved women.
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