Perceptions of breast cancer across the lifespan.

  title={Perceptions of breast cancer across the lifespan.},
  author={Elizabeth A Grunfeld and Myra Sally Hunter and Amanda J. Ramirez and Michael A. Richards},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  volume={54 2},
OBJECTIVE The risk of developing breast cancer increases with advancing age. There is evidence to suggest that delayed help-seeking for breast cancer symptoms is associated with poorer survival and that older women are more likely to delay in seeking help for such symptoms. This study examined age differences in beliefs regarding breast cancer and intentions to seek medical care for breast symptoms in a general population sample. METHOD A general population sample of 546 women completed a… CONTINUE READING

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