Women with diabetes less likely to undergo mammogram screening

  • April 23, 2014

Women with diabetes, already at higher risk for breast cancer, are 14% less likely to undergo routine mammogram screening regardless of their socioeconomic status, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine,

“Our study found having diabetes posed a significant barrier to breast cancer screening even after considering a woman’s socioeconomic status, a known contributor to disparities in care among women,” Lorraine Lipscombe, MD, of Women’s College Hospital, said in a press release.

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