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Breast Cancer

Resources on Breast Cancer and Women with Disabilities


Dr. JoAnn Theiry at CDC,, is developing a breast cancer screening promotion campaign for women with disabilities

Elen D. S. Lopez, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Florida,, 352-273-5361

Sarah C. Blake at Emory University, 404-712-9713, working in the area of breast and cervical cancer for low-income women and women with disabilities

Services and Education

Self-study guide for radiologic technologists on conducting accessible mammogram examinations that is approved for continuing education credits through the American society of Radiologic Technologists. New York State Department of Health

Carol Scarborough, Women Working For Women, 281-534-3100, 800-507-0157.


Caban, ME, Nosek, M.A., Graves D, Esteva FJ, McNeese M. Breast carcinoma treatment received by women with disabilities compared with women without disabilities. Cancer. 2002; 94, 1391-6.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Use of cervical and breast cancer screening among women with and without functional limitations - United States, 1994-95. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 1998; 47(40), 853-6.

Davies N, Duff M. Breast cancer screening for older women with intellectual disability living in community group homes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2001; 45(Pt 3), 253-7.

Diab ME, Johnston MV. Relationships between level of disability and receipt of preventive health services. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004; 85(5), 749-57.

Iezzoni LI, McCarthy EP, Davis RB, Harris-David L, O'Day B. Use of Screening and Preventive Services Among Women With Disabilities. American Journal of Medical Quality, 2001; 16(4), 135-143.

Iezzoni LI, McCarthy EP, Davis RB, Siebens H. Mobility Impairments and Use of Screening and Preventive Services. American Journal of Public Health, 2000; 90 (6), 955-961.

Mele N , Archer J, Pusch BD. Access to Breast Cancer Screening Services for Women With Disabilities. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2005; 34(4), 453-464.

Nosek MA, Howland CA. Breast and cervical cancer screening among women with physical disabilities. Arch Phys Med Rehabil, 1997; 78, (12 Suppl 5), S39-44.

Schootman M, Jeffe DB. Identifying factors associated with disability-related differences in breast cancer screening (United States). Cancer Causes and Control, 2003; (14), 97-107.

Strauss D, Cable W, Shavelle R. Causes of excess mortality in cerebral palsy. Dev Med Child Neurol. 1999; 41(9), 580-5.

Sullivan SG, Glasson EJ, Hussain R, Petterson BA, Slack-Smith LM, Montgomery PD, et al. Breast cancer and the uptake of mammography screening services by women with intellectual disabilities. Prev Med. 2003; .37(5), 507-12.

Wyrwich KW, Wolinsky FD. Physical activity, disability and the risk of hospitalization for breast cancer among older women. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2000; 55(7), M418-21.

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