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Podcast: Removing Barriers for Immigrant and Refugee Patients

         

Feb. 26, 2010 – Many immigrant and refugee patients face barriers when it comes to accessing health care. In the case of cancer, these barriers may lead to delays in seeking services, which could result in more advanced disease and a lower chance of survival. In this episode of Cancer Connection, registered nurse Barbara Bogomolov discusses issues surrounding the treatment of immigrant and refugee patients. Bogomolov, manager of refugee health and interpreter services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, also talks about the Daylight Project at the Siteman Cancer Center, a multidisciplinary effort to promote linguistically and culturally appropriate dialogue about breast health and breast cancer in refugee and immigrant communities.

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