Women with disabilities may be missing out on cancer screening

Anne Li                                                                                     September 30th, 2017                            anne2001.li@gmail.com


Women with disabilities are a third less likely to participate in breast cancer screening and a quarter less likely to take part in bowel cancer screening compared to women reporting no disabilities. More than a fifth of the nearly 500,000 women who were offered breast or bowel cancer screening reported some disability; difficulties with mobility were the most commonly reported. Women with two or more disabilities were less likely to take part in screening compared to women who had one disability.


See original article at: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-us/cancer-news/press-release/2017-09-29-women-with-disabilities-may-be-missing-out-on-cancer-screening

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