Cancer fatalism: deterring early presentation and increasing social inequalities?

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BACKGROUND Fatalistic beliefs about cancer have been implicated in low uptake of screening and delay in presentation particularly in low socioeconomic status (SES) groups, but no studies have systematically evaluated interrelationships between SES, fatalism, and early detection behaviors. We explored whether (i) fatalism is associated with negative… (More)
DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-11-0437

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@article{Beeken2011CancerFD, title={Cancer fatalism: deterring early presentation and increasing social inequalities?}, author={Rebecca J Beeken and Alice E. Simon and Christian von Wagner and Katriina L Whitaker and Jane Wardle}, journal={Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology}, year={2011}, volume={20 10}, pages={2127-31} }