Hispanics avoid cancer screening due to distrust of medical providers

01/15/2013 | Voxxi

Researchers found a distrust of medical professionals, often due in part to communication barriers, causes many Hispanics to avoid cancer screenings. The study found Hispanics are twice as likely as non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks to report feeling used as “guinea pigs” by medical providers. The findings are published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

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