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UIC Studies Breast Cancer Screening Practices among First-Generation Muslim Women

First generation Muslim women living in Chicago were more likely to ever have had a mammogram if they lived in the United States longer, had a primary care physician, had higher self-efficacy, and believed in the importance of getting screened for breast cancer according to a recent study in the Journal of Women’s Health.


[Photo: Dr. Memoona Hasnain]

“Despite significant reductions in mortality due to breast cancer attributed to increased screening and mammography, disparities in the use of screening persist in certain populations,” said Dr. Memoona Hasnain, lead author of the paper who is also an alumna of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Dr. Hasnain teaches of very popular course in public health titled “International Women’s Health: Current and Emerging Issue” and is associate professor of family medicine at the UIC College of Medicine.

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