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Title

Breast cancer early detection: An academic-community partnership in the Philippines

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2019

Department/School

Nursing

Publication Title

Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

Abstract

A high proportion of patients with breast cancer in the Philippines present at an advanced stage and have a rapid, unfavorable outcome. Providing breast cancer education and early detection to this population is important to help reduce this health disparity. This article describes the impact of a trainthe- trainer program, with mission groups traveling to the Philippines to promote female residents’ breast cancer awareness, knowledge, and intent for future screening. AT A GLANCE Breast cancer poses a significant threat for women in the Philippines, and a lack of information and resources in this vulnerable population contributes to the health disparity. There is a need to increase awareness and education for this vulnerable population, and a train-the-trainer program improved awareness and increased screening practices. Engaging local government, health department, community members, and healthcare providers is important to ensure program sustainability.

Link to Published Version

10.1188/19.CJON.547-551

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