Raising Cultural Awareness and Addressing Barriers to Breast Imaging Care for Black Women

Tatianie Jackson, Rifat A. Wahab, Karen Bankston, Tejas S. Mehta

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Health care disparities, which are differences in the attainment of full health potential among population groups, have been documented across medical conditions, clinical settings, and diagnostic and treatment modalities. Deeply rooted health care disparities due to many factors have affected how Black women (BW) view medical care including screening mammography.This article explores health care disparities around breast cancer in BW and how patient distrust, provider biases, race, and social determinants of health continue to have negative effects on breast cancer outcomes in BW, despite medical advances in breast cancer detection and management. In addition, this article addresses the importance of culturally competent care for BW around breast cancer awareness, screening, and treatment, and offers strategies to address disparities and rebuild trust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)72-79
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Breast Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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