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Psychosocial Issues Facing African and African American Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Gregg,Godfrey (Author)
Format:
Journal Article
Publication Date:
2009-01-01
ISBN:
1937-1918
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Blacks, African Americans, Women, Psychology, Africa, Morbidity and mortality, Cancer, breast
Notes:
Findings indicated the common denominators for African, African American, and Caribbean women regarding breast cancer are that (1) they present at younger ages, (2) they present having advanced-stage tumors, (3) they are often from lower socioeconomic levels, and (4) they lack knowledge regarding causes and treatment of breast cancer.