Counternarratives of Mexican-origin women with breast Cancer

Maureen Campesino, Ester Ruiz, Johannah Uriri Glover, Mary Koithan

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Little is known about cancer health disparities among undocumented Latino immigrant populations, who represent a rapidly growing sector in the United States. Federal and state legislative reforms to control immigration have increased significantly over the past year. Although the effects of immigration reforms are being documented in housing, education, and public service industries, no data have been found examining the impact on the health of immigrant communities. In this article, we identify the consequences of recent immigration legislation enacted in Arizona, which has created barriers to accessing cancer treatment and continued follow-up care among a sample of Latina breast cancer survivors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E57-E67
JournalAdvances in Nursing Science
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2009


  • Access to care
  • Breast cancer
  • Health disparities
  • Health policy
  • Immigration
  • Latino
  • Undocumented

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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