Black women less likely to pursue breast cancer preventive care, research shows

Black women less likely to pursue breast cancer preventive care, research shows


REPORTED ON NOE BIXBY RD SOUTH OF E MAIN ST. MONICA THE 2019 KOMEN COLUMBUS RACE FOR THE CURE STEPS OFF IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS THIS SATURDAY. ITS GOAL — TO PUT A STOP TO BREAST CANCER. MATT: ACCORDING TO THE C-D- C… IT IS THE MOST COMMON FORM OF CANCER IN WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES — NO MATTER THEIR RACE OR ETHNICITY. MONICA BUT IT CONTINUES TO CLAIM THE LIVES OF BLACK WOMEN AT A HIGHER RATE. JENNIFER JOINS US NOW TO EXPLAIN. JENNIFER: WHILE BREAST CANCER IS MORE COMMON IN WHITE WOMEN — THE MORTALITY RATE FOR BLACK WOMEN IS GREATER. SO A NEW STUDY — FROM RESEARCHERS RIGHT HERE IN COLUMBUS — IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT’S GETTING IN THEIR WAY WHEN IT COMES TO LIFE-SAVING TREATMENT. JENNIFER: WHEN IT COMES TO BREAST CANCER PREVENTION — A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS — RACE MATTERS. TASLEEM PADAMSEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT OSU: “ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN IS WHETHER THEIR’D BE DIFFERENCES ACROSS RACIAL GROUPS, AND WE FOUND THAT, IN FACT, THERE ARE DIFFERENCES OF ALL KINDS.” RESEARCHERS FROM OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY INTERVIEWED 50 WOMEN — ALL DEEMED TO BE AT HIGH-RISK — AND FOUND THAT BLACK WOMEN ARE LESS LIKELY THAN WHITE WOMEN TO PURSUE POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING PREVENTIVE CARE… AND SAY RACIAL DISPARITIES ARE TO BLAME. TASLEEM PADAMSEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT OSU: “WHAT WE’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW, IS THAT THE WOMEN WHO HAVE THE INFORMATION AND ARE ABLE TO TAKE ACTION, ARE THE ONES WHO SEE A SPECIALIST. AND WHILE THAT IS TWO-THIRDS OF WHITE WOMEN, IT SEEMS TO BE VERY FEW BLACK WOMEN, LIKE, LESS THAN 20 PERCENT.” DOCTOR PADAMSEE IS THE LEAD AUTHOR OF THE STUDY — AND SAYS THOSE WOMEN ARE HAVING DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. TASLEEM PADAMSEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT OSU: “IT DOESN’T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH WOMEN’S INTEREST IN THE ISSUE, OR WOMEN’S ABILITY TO EVEN SAY THAT THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.” TASLEEM PADAMSEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT OSU: “UH, BUT THEY’RE JUST HAVING A LOT MORE OBSTACLES IN THEIR WAY.” ONE OF THOSE OBSTACLES COULD HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WHITE WOMEN SEE THEIR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS — VERSUS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN BLACK WOMEN SEE THEIR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. DOCTOR PADAMSEE SAYS THERE IS EVIDENCE PROVING THAT SOME GENERAL PRACTIONERS OFTEN THINK BLACK WOMEN CAN’T BE AT HIGH RISK FOR BREAST CANCER… WON’T UNDERSTAND OR BE INTERESTED IN THE RISK INFORMATION… OR WON’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT PREVENTION OPTIONS. TASLEEM PADAMSEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT OSU: “ANY OF THOSE KINDS OF ASSUMPTIONS COULD REALLY BE GETTING IN THE WAY.” AND WHILE THOSE OBSTACLES AREN’T IMPASSABLE — DOCTOR PADAMSEE SAYS SOLUTIONS FOR THEM ARE SLOW-MOVING. TASLEEM PADAMSEE, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH AT OSU: “WHATEVER WE’RE GOING TO DO TO INTERVENE TO HELP WOMEN REALLY BE EMPOWERED TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, WE’RE GOING TO NEED TO DO MORE OF THAT, FOR AFRICAN- AMERICAN WOMEN, WHATEVER IT IS, BECAUSE THEY’RE THE ONES THAT ARE AT A DISADVANTAGE HERE.” JENNIFER: DOCTOR PADAMSEE SAYS PART OF THE SOLUTION… “I THINK GETTING PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS ON BOARD, OR GENERAL PRACTIONERS COULD BE SUPER HELPFUL, AND THAT WOULD INVOLVE EDUCATING THEM ABOUT RISK. CHAT MONICA JOIN US THIS WEEKEND — SATURDAY, MAY 18 — FOR THE 2019 RACE FOR THE CURE. EVENTS KICKOFF AT 7AM… LEADING UP TO THE 5K RUN AND WALK AT 8:45AM, WHICH YOU CAN WATCH LIVE ON NBC4!

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  1. Well that's because Democratic Liberal Deceivers are busy Stealing their Identity, setting the Record for using Genocide of Black and Brown Babies for White Liberal Democrats for Profit off Baby body parts, experimenting throughout History on Minorities and telling them: We Liberal's are here to help you Black and Brown People..You are victim's and not capable of rising up for yourselves..so blame other's and allow us to control you through poverty, Public housing and a few free crumbs, to keep you in and on Our Mental Plantation of lies, where we use Emontional terms to keep you believing our Bulllcrap😡✊

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