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Factors related to second cancer screening practice in disease-free cervical cancer survivors

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Author(s)
조치흠
Alternative Author(s)
Cho, Chi Heum
Publication Year
2009
Abstract
Background

Although cancer survivors are at increased risk for developing cancers at other sites, little is known about the current status of second cancer (cancers other than the index cancer) screening practices and related factors in cervical cancer survivors.


Methods

We enrolled 809 cervical cancer survivors aged ≥40 years who had been treated at six hospitals from 1983 to 2004. Subjects filled out a questionnaire that included the practices of second cancer screening (breast, stomach, and colorectum) and other sociodemographic variables.


Results

Among subjects, 38.9% had been recommended to receive screening for other cancers from health care providers, and 27.4% reported that they thought they had lower risk of other cancer than general population. Older (age ≥65 years) and poor (family income <1,000$/month) subjects were less likely to have second cancer screening. Those to whom health care providers had recommended screening for other cancers (aOR = 2.14; 95% CI, 1.54–2.98), and those who had an appropriate perception of second cancer risk (aOR = 1.64; 95% CI, 1.11–2.43) were more likely to undergo breast cancer screening.


Conclusion

Lack of a recommendation for second cancer screening from health care providers and the misperception of second cancer risk might have negative impacts on the breast cancer screening behaviors in cervical cancer survivors.


Keywords
Cancer screening – Cervical cancer survivor – Second cancer
Department
Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology (산부인과학)
Publisher
School of Medicine
Citation
Cancer Causes Control, Vol.20(9) : 1697-1703, 2009
Type
Article
ISSN
0957-5243
DOI
10.1007/s10552-009-9421-0
URI
http://kumel.medlib.dsmc.or.kr/handle/2015.oak/35284
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