Why women delay seeking assistance for locally advanced breast cancer.


Locally advanced breast cancer (LABC) occurs in 10% to 30% of all new primary breast cancer diagnoses. For reasons that are not well-understood, 20% to 30% of women with breast cancer (at all stages) wait eight weeks or more from the time they notice the breast symptom(s) to when they seek assistance from a health care provider. Comprehending the mechanisms… (More)