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Disparities in breast cancer treatment and survival for women with disabilities.

Authors
  • McCarthy, Ellen P
  • Ngo, Long H
  • Roetzheim, Richard G
  • Chirikos, Thomas N
  • Li, Donglin
  • Drews, Reed E
  • Iezzoni, Lisa I
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Internal Medicine
Publisher
American College of Physicians
Publication Date
Nov 07, 2006
Volume
145
Issue
9
Pages
637–645
Identifiers
PMID: 17088576
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Women with disabilities had higher breast cancer mortality rates and were less likely to undergo standard therapy after breast-conserving surgery than other women. Differences in treatment did not explain the differences in breast cancer mortality rates.

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