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Mammography underutilized in Jamaica – AuntMinnie

Breast cancer screening mammography is underutilized in Jamaica, with breast cancer often diagnosed at an earlier age and more advanced stage than in the U.S.,…

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In a study led by Dr. Sheray A. Chin from the University of the West Indies at Mona, Jamaica, researchers found that many women who presented for a mammogram for the study had never undergone one before, despite being over the age when annual mammograms are recommended.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer and cancer-related deaths in Jamaican women. In Jamaica, women often present with advanced stages of breast cancer, despite the availability of screening mammography for early detection.

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