By Charles Lam
New Asian immigrant women in the United States are at a higher risk of breast cancer than those born here, an apparent change from historical norms of US women with more breast cancer rates, says new preliminary study high compared to the rest of the world.
The new study, published online last week in the medical journal Preventing Chronic Disease, found that Asian women who immigrated to the United States and spent more than half of their lives in the United States were on average three times more likely to have breast cancer compared to American women of Asian origin born in the United States Women who immigrated to the United States and who spent less than 50% of their lives were on average 2, 46 times more likely to develop breast cancer.
According to Brittany Morey, co-author of the study, a postdoctoral researcher at the Riverside School of Public Policy at the University of California, this information was surprising because it was the opposite of previous studies.
Previous research, looking at data from the 1970s to the early 2000s, found that women in the United States generally had higher rates of breast cancer than comparable demographically comparable women.
Researchers could make assumptions about the consequences of globalization and economic development, including increased access to breast cancer screening, late delivery, decreased sedentary lifestyles, and breastfeeding. which are all associated with a higher risk of breast cancer.
The study, which takes into account age and country of origin, examined a dataset of women recruited between March 2013 and October 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area, which provided a sample of 570 people.
Further research is needed to corroborate the findings of the study, particularly outside the Bay Area, Morey told NBC News.
"If this is true … we need to focus on treating breast cancer in this population and on services for Asian-born American women," said Morey, citing linguistic and cultural needs, including culturally appropriate solutions. talk about cancer.
"Interventions are needed to increase breast cancer screening among immigrants of Asian descent of American descent, whether they are immigrants or born in the United States," said Lt.-No. study.
Recent research has shown that breast cancer rates have increased among American women of Asian origin even though they remain stable in the United States.
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