Healthcare disparities can effect various populations in the U.S. due to a number of reasons - economic, cultural, racial, geographic, age or gender. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) defines cancer health disparities as "adverse differences in cancer incidence (new cases), cancer prevalence (all existing cases), cancer death (mortality), cancer survivorship, and burden of cancer or related health conditions that exist among specific population groups in the United States." Studies have shown that disparities in diagnosis, treatment, access and clinical trial participation impact the lives of women diagnosed with a gynecologic cancer. During this month's #gyncsm chat we will discuss Gynecologic Cancer Health Disparities and ways to reduce them.
Please join us as we discuss this issue using these topic questions:
T1: What are some of the factors that contribute to cancer health disparities?
T2: What are some of the effects of health disparities you see in the experience of gyn cancer diagnosis, treatment, and beyond?T3: Which populations are most affected by these cancer disparities? What are some groups and resources addressing the issues?T4: What role does past research play in how disparities arise? What role does future research play in addressing disparities?T5: How can we work together to address and reduce gyn cancer health disparities in our own communities and beyond?
Check this NCI page ( https://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crchd/cancer-health-disparities-fact-sheet) for more information on Cancer Health Disparities.
See you on March 8th, which is also International Women's Day!
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