Understanding the Breast Cancer Experience of Survivors: a Qualitative Study of African American Women in Rural Eastern North Carolina

@article{Torres2015UnderstandingTB,
  title={Understanding the Breast Cancer Experience of Survivors: a Qualitative Study of African American Women in Rural Eastern North Carolina},
  author={Essie Torres and Crystal E Dixon and Alice R. Richman},
  journal={Journal of Cancer Education},
  year={2015},
  volume={31},
  pages={198-206}
}
The purpose of this study is to gain an in-depth understanding of African American breast cancer survivors’ experiences, barriers and facilitators in accessing breast cancer treatment, and challenges in adherence to follow-up care. We conducted seven focus groups with 32 African American women with breast cancer in three rural counties in eastern North Carolina during August–November 2013. Surveys were also utilized to gather basic demographic and breast health history information. Thematic… CONTINUE READING

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