Spanish-only speaking women in the US get fewer mammograms


ISLAMABAD, October 21 (online): A new study finds that women in the United States who speak only Spanish are less likely to undergo screening for breast cancer.
Breast cancer does not always cause symptoms. For this reason, the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend that women undergo screening mammograms.
When a doctor is able to detect breast cancer early, the chance of successfully treating it is higher.
A new study that researchers presented at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2020 finds that Spanish-only speaking women in the U.S. are less likely to undergo what can be lifesaving screenings.
Researchers have not previously reported on this language barrier to early detection, says Cataneo, who is a general surgery resident at the University of Illinois at Chicago. For the women this language barrier affects, however, the consequences can be life threatening.