Cancer screening motivated by fear

Fear plays a significant role in whether women decide to go for cancer screening according to a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Researchers also found that medical professionals wrongly assume women will ask for information if they want it.

Dr Kelly Ackerson and Dr Stephanie Preston reviewed 19 studies involving 5,991 women ages 14-80 from 1994-2008.

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