J Glob Oncol 2017 Oct 8;3(5):509-514. Epub 2017 Feb 8.
, University of Cape Town School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Cape Town; , University of Witwatersrand School of Medicine and Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa; , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and , Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and , Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.
Purpose: Breast cancer survival is unacceptably low in many low-resource settings, including rural South Africa, where access to screening and treatment services is limited. To describe the context for implementing an early detection program, we assessed knowledge and attitudes toward breast cancer risk, early detection, and treatment.
Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional survey among 243 women presenting to Hlokomela Clinic in Hoedspruit, South Africa, during April and May 2016. Read More