Mental Health Inequalities May Exist In Detection of Brest Cancer

December 1, 2014 2:32 PM

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Women with mental illness are less likely to be screened for breast cancer, according to a recent study.

Previous studies have shown that there is a higher mortality rate due to cancer in people with mental illness, perhaps because of high rates of risk factors such as smoking. In addition, it appears cancer is often detected later in those with mental illness.

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