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AORTIC 2015 /
What do South African women fear most about breast cancer?

18th - 22nd Nov 2015

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Published: 08.12.15
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Dr Sarah Rayne - Helen Joseph Breast Care Clinic, Johannesburg, South Africa

Dr Rayne talks to ecancertv at AORTIC 2015 about her work looking at the fears expressed by women with breast cancers in South Africa.

She says that the majority of fears were to do with treatment and side effects and that this was true across different ethnic and socio-economic groups. Surprisingly, she says, fears of being unable to commit to treatment due to cost or conflicts with work or family responsibilities featured low on the list.

Where there was a divergence was in the fears surrounding death, but she argues that this was related to socioeconomic status rather than race.

This information can inform which aspects of awareness raising need to be focussed on, she says.



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