Interventions improve cancer screening rates among women in rural areas

GENEVA — Remote interventions led to higher screening rates for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers among women who live in rural areas, according to study results presented at World Cancer Congress.More efforts are needed to improve screening rates among women who live in disadvantaged areas in rural regions, researchers concluded.Prior research showed lower cancer screening rates and higher cancer mortality rates in rural areas than urban areas.Electra Diane Paskett, PhD, professor and director of the division of cancer prevention and control in the department of internal medicineRead More

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