Religiosity, Spirituality, and Cancer Fatalism Beliefs on Delay in Breast Cancer Diagnosis in African American Women

@article{Gullatte2008ReligiositySA,
  title={Religiosity, Spirituality, and Cancer Fatalism Beliefs on Delay in Breast Cancer Diagnosis in African American Women},
  author={Mary Magee Gullatte and Otis W Brawley and Anita Y. Kinney and Barbara D. Powe and Kathi Mooney},
  journal={Journal of Religion and Health},
  year={2008},
  volume={49},
  pages={62-72}
}
African American women are more likely than any other racial or ethnic group to present with a later stage of breast cancer at initial diagnosis. Delay in breast cancer detection is a critical factor in diagnosis at a later stage. Available data indicate a delay of 3 months or more is a significant factor in breast cancer mortalty. Numerous factors have been reported as contributing to delay in time to seek medical care including religiosity, spirituality, and fatalistic beliefs. This study… CONTINUE READING
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