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Charity calls for improved breast awareness in UK ethnic communities

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 27 October 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:986
  1. Christiane Rehwagen
  1. BMJ

    Women from minority ethnic groups in the United Kingdom have much less knowledge about breast cancer than white British women, says Breast Cancer Care. The charity is calling on the government and the NHS to improve the situation. It also demands better cooperation between the media, primary care, community organisations, government health departments, breast cancer charities, and the NHS breast screening programme.

    The results emerged during a debate held in London last week which discussed the results of a survey commissioned by Breast Cancer Care in March 2005. The survey found that 43% of …

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