“No Respecter of Youth”: Over-representation of Young Women in Australian Television Coverage of Breast Cancer

@article{MacKenzie2010NoRO,
  title={“No Respecter of Youth”: Over-representation of Young Women in Australian Television Coverage of Breast Cancer},
  author={Ross MacKenzie and Simon Chapman and Simon J Holding and Annie Stiven},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Education},
  year={2010},
  volume={25},
  pages={565-570}
}
Ninety four percent of new breast cancer cases in Australian women occur in those aged over 40. Mammographic breast screening programs target women over 40, especially those aged 50-69, but participation rates in this age group have recently declined. To test the hypothesis that young women, at low risk for breast cancer, are overrepresented in television news, we analyzed all televised news reports on age and breast cancer shown on five free-to-air Sydney television stations, from 3 May 2005… CONTINUE READING