Indian and Pakistani women are diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age, including more aggressive forms, according to a study that provides insight into understanding the risk factors affecting the disease.
The study, published in the International Journal of Cancer, examined breast cancer characteristics among Indian and Pakistani-American and non-Hispanic white women in the US using data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program.
According to researchers, both Indian and Pakistani women tend to detect more aggressive forms of the disease at an early age.
The researchers, who are part of the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute in New Jersey, reviewed data on incidence between Indian and Pakistani women between 1990 and 2014.
“Our results provide information about breast cancer in Indian and Pakistani women, suggesting several hypotheses to guide future scientific studies to better understand the risk factors affecting disease etiology and pregnancy Saka, ”said Jaya M. Satgopan, lead writer and director of the Center for the South. Asian Quantitative Health and Education at the Rutgers School of Public Health.
According to the study, South Asians are the fastest-growing major ethnic group in the United States, with increasing rates of breast cancer, but little is known about the disease in this socio-culturally unique population .
Researchers reviewed disease characteristics, treatment, and survival data for 4,900 Indian and Pakistani women between 2000 and 2016, and 482,250 non-Hispanic white women with breast cancer.
They found that the incidence of breast cancer in Indian and Pakistani women was lower than in non-Hispanic white women, however, the number of Indian and Pakistani women suffering from breast cancer has increased over the years.
Indian and Pakistani women with breast cancer were more likely to be diagnosed at an early age and in more advanced stages of the disease. In addition, they received more subcutaneous or total mastectomies than non-Hispanic white women, it said.
While researchers found that Indian and Pakistani women were less likely to die of breast cancer than their non-Hispanic white counterparts, their health was tracked for a shorter period of time.
Pre-cancer research has shown that fewer Indian and Pakistani women participate in scientific studies and many social security factors may delay their health care demands.
Research has also shown poor mammogram screening rates in Indian and Pakistani women, linked to lack of family support, lack of transportation, humiliation, fear, beliefs that cancer is a divine punishment for past deeds, which is lower in the United States. Lived less than 10 years of English proficiency and lack of confidence in the health system.
“Our study indicated that there are significant differences in this population that justify further studies to better understand biological, sociodemographic, and system-level factors, such as interactions with the health system, breast cancer screening patterns. , Diagnosis, Risk and Affect Survival Among South Asian Women., Given the Distinctiveness of the Literature on the Subject, “Elisa V. Bandera, Senior Writer of the Study, Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program at Rutgers Cancer Institute, New Jersey Said co-leader and professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.
The study recommends identifying strategies to better engage Indian and Pakistani women in breast cancer studies and to improve interactions between health care providers and Indian and Pakistani women to improve screening decisions and health care in this population Social factors associated with the use of.
“As the South Asian population in the United States – and especially in New Jersey – grows, it is imperative that we address health equity in cancer prevention, screening, early diagnosis and treatment through community prevention and team science approaches Work to promote. ” Anita Kinney, director of the Center for Cancer Health Equality, director of the Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, and professor of Rutgers School of Public Health, who is also one of the authors of the study.
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