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NCC and UNR Have Launched a New Breast Cancer Screening Survey

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 7, 2022 9:48 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – The University of Nevada, Reno has launched a new breast cancer research study.

This survey for the School of Public Health is being funded by the Nevada Cancer Coalition, and the results might assist boost screening rates.

The poll will examine more closely at breast cancer screening and follow-up treatment knowledge, cultural views, and impediments.

According to the Nevada Cancer Coalition, just 70% of eligible women were tested in the previous two years.

This survey will aid in determining the cause.

The responses will assist them navigate rules and initiatives in order to remove any barriers and make screenings more accessible.

Veronika Scavacini of the School of Public Health described the process of getting this research study together.

“We have been working for the past few months putting together this survey and listening tour to be as culturally as competent and to get the information that is the most useful and going to be the best for our community.”

Darcy Phillips, NCC’s Early Detection Manager, discussed what they’re finding and why data like this is crucial to collect.

“In Nevada, we know, that black women are more likely to die of the disease and are less likely to be screened and we know that holds true with other groups as well so were trying to gather information from Latina women, black women, first nations women, rural-urban all across the state so we can get as much information as possible and see what kind of trends come out of that data that we can work with.”

The survey will take around 15 minutes to complete. It is fully confidential and will ask various demographic and reproductive health concerns.

In the spring, the data will be examined.

Credits: KoloTV

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