Although there are breast cancer prevention strategies implemented across Canada, inequitable access to screening has barred many women from receiving adequate medical attention. Prevention through screening is the primary form of breast cancer control in Canada, thus inequities across the breast cancer continuum due to racialization severely affects one’s chances of surviving. Breast Cancer Screening in Racialized Women, a new report by Aziza Mahamoud, provides critical insights on the important barriers to screening many racialized and ethnic minority women face. This report addresses existing racial and ethnic inequities in breast cancer detection and diagnosis in order to draw attention to the differential access to screening among social, geographic, demographic and racial groups.
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