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Asian women wait longer for follow-up mammograms in US study

Asian women were less likely to receive timely follow-ups after an abnormal mammogram than white women, American research suggests.
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Asian women were less likely to receive timely follow-ups after an abnormal mammogram than white women, American research suggests.

Asian women are less likely to receive timely follow-ups after an abnormal mammogram than white women, US research suggests.

A team from the University of California examined information from the San Francisco Mammography Registry on 50,970 women who had received mammogram results in the decade to 2010 indicating they needed further diagnostic imaging.

Vietnamese and Filipino women had the longest—and Japanese the shortest—median time to follow-up imaging tests (32, 28, and 19 days, respectively) compared with non-Hispanic white women (15 days).

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The proportion of women receiving follow-up tests at 30 days was also lower for Asians (57%) than whites (77%).

The disparity continued

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