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Prior evaluations of breast and cervical cancer screens have found that immigrant South Asian women have lower compliance rates when compared to non-immigrant, white, or African American women (Shoemaker, 2016). It is widely accepted that early detection of cancers can improve outcomes for patients, and that screenings like mammography and pap smear tests are critical in this process. The aim of this study was to evaluate compliance rates for breast cervical cancer screens in Sikh women in Michigan, as well as to investigate attitudes which may be contributing to any disparities which may exist.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Kaur Brar V, Kaur S. Descriptive causes for decreased breast and cervical screenings in Sikh populations. Poster presented at: Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Embark Capstone Colloquium; 2022 May 2; Rochester Hills, MI.