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Study exploring breast cancer screening practices amongst Arabic women living in the State of Qatar

Truong Donnelly, Tam, Al-Khater, Al-Hareth, Al-Kuwari, Mohamed, Al-Meer, Nabila, Bujassoum Al-Bader, Salha, Malik, Mariam, Singh, Rajvir and Christie-de Jong, Floor (2011) Study exploring breast cancer screening practices amongst Arabic women living in the State of Qatar. Avicenna, 2011 (1). ISSN 2220-2749 E-ISSN:

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Breast cancer is a public health threat in the State of Qatar. It is the most common cancer and the incidence rate is increasing. It has been found that women often present with breast cancer at advanced stages in Qatar. Early detection of breast cancer is an important prognostic factor and breast cancer screening has been found successful in decreasing mortality rates. The percentage of women in Qatar engaging in screening activities is alarmingly low. A study has been designed to examine barriers and facilitators that are potentially influencing women in participating in breast cancer screening activities. Understanding these barriers and facilitators is essential in order to create a culturally appropriate and effective intervention that can encourage women in Qatar to participate in screening activities. In this paper the background to the study is presented which highlights the magnitude of the breast cancer problem in Qatar and offers the rationale and information for this potentially groundbreaking study.

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Depositing User: Floor Christie


Item ID: 11020
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ISSN: 2220-2749 E-ISSN:
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Author: Tam Truong Donnelly
Author: Al-Hareth Al-Khater
Author: Mohamed Al-Kuwari
Author: Nabila Al-Meer
Author: Salha Bujassoum Al-Bader
Author: Mariam Malik
Author: Rajvir Singh
Author: Floor Christie-de Jong

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