Patient Navigation Project Pilot Report

Improving earlier diagnosis of breast cancer in black women

The Patient Navigation Project undertaken by Betterdays Cancer Care has submitted its pilot report to the Government, in line with the recommendations of the National Cancer Equality Initiative. The aim is to reduce breast cancer mortality in black British women who, although having a lower incidence of breast cancer than their white counterparts, nevertheless have a higher mortality rate.

Patient Navigation is an intervention designed to improve earlier diagnosis of breast cancer in this population. Earlier diagnosis can be achieved by ensuring that black women have a greater awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and by improving their access to screening.

Patient Navigation Project Pilot Report [PDF 740Kb]

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