Phone calls, incentives boost number of breast cancer screenings

October 19, 2014 1:14 PM

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While breast cancer is the second most fatal form of cancer for all women, the mortality rate of economically disadvantaged women over 40 with breast cancer is significantly higher than that of the population as a whole, according to the American Cancer Society.

One important reason is that many women in these circumstances don’t embrace screening for breast cancer at regular intervals, so cancer is found much too late, when it has reached an advanced stage. Among the reasons women shun mammograms is the misconception that their insurance does not cover the...

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