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Women of color less likely to receive timely surveillance mammograms after breast cancer treatment

Black, Hispanic, and Asian women were less likely to receive a timely surveillance mammogram after breast cancer treatment than White women, according to a review of 30 studies published between 2000 and 2019.

After diagnosing early-stage breast cancer, physicians will usually develop a plan to monitor for signs the cancer has come back, which can consist of regular mammograms or other types of imaging.

The gap in followup for minority women is a major concern, the researchers wrote, “especially considering the rising racial/ethnic disparity in breast cancer outcomes.”

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