Examining connections between screening for breast, cervical and prostate cancer and colorectal cancer screening
Published Date:Jun 2014
Source:Colorectal Cancer. 2014; 3(3):253-263.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4134878
Funding:P20 RR017698/RR/NCRR NIH HHS/United States
U48 DP001936/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
U54 CA153461/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
To compare participation in breast, cervical and prostate cancer screening with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening.
Materials & methods
This random digit-dialed survey includes participants (aged 50–75 years) from South Carolina (USA). Past participation information in fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, mammography, clinical breast examination, Pap test, prostate-specific antigen and digital rectal examination was obtained.Adjusted odds ratios are reported.
Among European–American women, any cervical or breast cancer screening was associated with adherence to any CRC screening. Among African–American women, mammography was associated with adherence to any CRC screening. Digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen tests were associated with adherence to any CRC screening test among all men.
Future research should explore approaches inclusive of cancer screening recommendations for multiple cancer types for reduction of cancer screening disparities.
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