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Impact of socioeconomic status on cancer incidence and stage at diagnosis: selected findings from the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results: National Longitudinal Mortality Study
BackgroundPopulation-based cancer registry data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) are mainly based on medical records andExpand
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Surgeon recommendations and receipt of mastectomy for treatment of breast cancer.
CONTEXT There is concern that mastectomy is overused in the United States. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the association of patient-reported initial recommendations by surgeons and those given when aExpand
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Racial and ethnic disparities in the use of postmastectomy breast reconstruction: results from a population- based study.
PURPOSE There is concern that minority women have limited access to breast reconstruction. We described patterns of use, experiences with clinicians, and patients' satisfaction with treatmentExpand
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Social and Clinical Determinants of Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy.
IMPORTANCE The growing rate of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) among women diagnosed as having breast cancer has raised concerns about potential for overtreatment. Yet, there are fewExpand
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Racial/ethnic differences in quality of life after diagnosis of breast cancer
IntroductionMost studies on quality of life of breast cancer survivors have not had adequate representation of ethnic minorities. The purpose of this study was to determine whether racial/ethnicExpand
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Correlates of worry about recurrence in a multiethnic population‐based sample of women with breast cancer
Worry about recurrence (worry) is a persistent concern of breast cancer survivors. Little is known about whether race/ethnicity or healthcare experiences are associated with worry.
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Long-term financial burden of breast cancer: experiences of a diverse cohort of survivors identified through population-based registries.
PURPOSE To evaluate the financial experiences of a racially and ethnically diverse cohort of long-term breast cancer survivors (17% African American, 40% Latina) identified through population-basedExpand
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Decision involvement and receipt of mastectomy among racially and ethnically diverse breast cancer patients.
BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated the association between patient decision involvement and surgery received among racially and ethnically diverse patients or patients' attitudes about surgery andExpand
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Patterns and correlates of adjuvant radiotherapy receipt after lumpectomy and after mastectomy for breast cancer.
PURPOSE To use patient self-report to provide more valid estimates of whether radiotherapy (RT) is underutilized than possible with registry data, as well as to evaluate for disparities and theExpand
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An updated study of mortality among North American synthetic rubber industry workers
Aim: This study evaluated the mortality experience of workers from the styrene-butadiene industry. Methods: The authors added seven years of follow up to a previous investigation of mortality amongExpand
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