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  • Posted: 11/12/2013
NCI Cancer Center News

Young breast cancer patients with poorer financial status may experience delays in seeking care

Researchers who sought to determine why breast cancers are more deadly in young women found that only a minority of young women experience long delays between the time they detect a breast abnormality and the time they receive a diagnosis, but delays in seeking care are more common in women with fewer financial resources. Findings of the study, conducted at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, are published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society.

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