Effect of religiosity/spirituality on ovarian cancer diagnosis in African American women


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New Rochelle, NY, December 5, 2018–An examination of data from a multi-center case-control study of ovarian cancer in African American women found that women who reported higher levels of religiosity/spirituality had increased odds of stage III-IV ovarian cancer at diagnosis. Agreement with cultural/folk belief statements related to cancer was not associated with cancer stage at diagnosis. The full study findings are described in an article published in Journal of Women’s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann…

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