Breast cancer knowledge and early detection among Hispanic women with a family history of breast cancer along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, Volume 21, Issue 2, p.475-88 (2010)


2010, Breast Neoplasms, Center-Authored Paper, Cross-Sectional Studies, Early Detection of Cancer, Female, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Hispanic Americans, Humans, Interviews as Topic, Mammography, Mexico, Middle Aged, Patient Acceptance of Health Care, Public Health Sciences Division, Questionnaires, United States


Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among U.S. Hispanic women. Hispanics are less likely than non-Hispanic White women to be diagnosed at an early stage and survive breast cancer.