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Research shows citizenship increases women's odds of receiving mammograms and other cancer tests.
Dr. Patricia Miranda's research project "Patterns of Modifiable Behaviors for Cancer Prevention among U.S.- and Foreign-Born Vulnerable Populations” funded by The Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute's Cancer Control Seed-Funding Initiative releases findings that citizenship largely determines a woman's odds of having a mammogram and being screened for cervical and colorectal cancer.
"Our findings offer pioneering evidence for the potential protective effects health care and immigration policy reform could have for immigrants -- particularly for non-citizens, one of the most vulnerable populations in the United States," said Patricia Y. Miranda, assistant professor of health policy and administration, Penn State.