Study: Different Races Have Different Opinions Regarding Lung Cancer

by: cancercompass

A study published in the journal Cancer last month found racial disparities regarding attitudes toward lung cancer.

Although black patients and white patients shared similar beliefs about lung cancer mortality, and the causes of lung cancer - there were differences in opinon regarding lung cancer prevention, and symptoms.

According to the study, "African Americans were more likely than whites to agree that it is hard to follow recommendations about preventing lung cancer...to avoid an evaluation for lung cancer for fear that they have the disease...and to believe that patients with lung cancer would have pain or other symptoms before diagnosis."

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