Breast and cervical cancer screening : knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Vietnamese Canadian women living in Toronto, Ontario / by Tue Tran Nghi Nguyen.
Nguyen, Tue Tran Nghi
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer, and cervical cancer is the second most common cancer, among Vietnamese women in North America. This ranking replicates the order of cancer prevalence among women residing in Vietnam. Unfortunately, Unfortunately, Vietnamese women are less likely to report ever having had recommended screening procedures for these cancers and are more likely to be overdue for them than women in the general populations (Miller, Kolonel, & Bernstein, 1996). Many factors have been highlighted from previous studies to shed light into this cancer prevalence. These factors include but not limited to accessibility of service, lack of knowledge on breast and cervical cancers, inadequate number of female physicians, language barrier, etc. Therefore, the overall purpose of this project is to examine the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Vietnamese Canadian women ages 40 to 60 toward breast and cervical cancer screenings. Objectives of the Study: 1. To identify the possible barriers in race or ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status (SES) that Vietnamese Canadian women face in their efforts to take preventive measures and participate in breast and cervical cancer screening. 2. To make recommendations and develop strategies for ethnic-focused breast and cervical cancer health promotion.