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Breast cancer treatment experiences of Latinas in Los Angeles county


  • Katz, S.J.
  • Lantz, P.M.
  • Paredes, Y.
  • Janz, N.K.
  • Fagerlin, A.
  • Liu, L.
  • Deapen, D.


Objective. We examined breast cancer treatment experiences of and outcomes for Latinas in Los Angeles County. Methods. We conducted a population-based survey of women who were diagnosed with breast cancer between December 2001 and November 2002 (n=910) to evaluate the types of treatments received, communication with clinicians, and satisfaction. Results. About two thirds were non-Latina White, 18.8% were African American, and 18.9% were Latina (with 11.0% preferring English and 7.9% preferring Spanish). The rest indicated other ethnic groups. Latinas who preferred Spanish were more likely to experience a delay of 3 months or more from diagnosis to surgical treatment (36.4% vs 9.1% for non-Latina Whites, 18.6% for African Americans, and 12.7%, for other Latinas, P

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  • Katz, S.J. & Lantz, P.M. & Paredes, Y. & Janz, N.K. & Fagerlin, A. & Liu, L. & Deapen, D., 2005. "Breast cancer treatment experiences of Latinas in Los Angeles county," American Journal of Public Health, American Public Health Association, vol. 95(12), pages 2225-2230.
  • Handle: RePEc:aph:ajpbhl:10.2105/ajph.2004.057950_9
    DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2004.057950

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