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Breast Cancer and Low-Income Women

Soroptimist International of the Americas, working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world, examines the issue of breast cancer and low-income women in this white paper. Breast cancer adversely impacts millions of women of all ages, races and geographic origins. However, it most severely impacts low-income women who are disproportionately undereducated and underinsured, and who live in developing countries. These women lack financial resources, health education and access to preventive procedures and appropriate treatments – not only for breasts cancer but for all health issues. Currently, 75 percent of global deaths attributed to breast cancer occur in the developing world. Efforts aimed at raising awareness of breast cancer, in conjunction with providing affordable early detection procedures, such as clinical breast exams and mammography, are likely to have the greatest overall benefit in terms of breast cancer control among low-income women worldwide.

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