Perceptions of Breast Cancer Risks Among Women Receiving Mammograph Screening

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Family history was perceived as the greatest risk factor for breast cancer in this study of women ages 40 to 76. In interviews, few women perceived breast density as a risk factor, and one-third thought that they could not take any actions to reduce their breast cancer risk. Comprehensive education about breast cancer risks and prevention strategies is needed. 

Authors: Christine M. Gunn, Ph.D., of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, is the corresponding author. 

 

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