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Hispanic women tend to be diagnosed at more advanced stages of breast cancer

“Hispanic women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer with more advanced stages,” says Mariana Chavez Mac Gregor, MD, breast cancer physician at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

“We think this is due to a number of factors. Less access to healthcare, lower level of health literacy, a prolonged time between seeking medical care and getting treatment started.”

“Screening in many households is not a priority. You have a lot of things to take care of around the house, take care of the kids, work.”

A 4-minute video from Lifescript TV.

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