Barriers to Mammography Screening Among Women of Color

Mammography screening is important for all women, regardless of their race/ethnicity or their risk of breast cancer. Yet some women are less likely than others to get mammography screening. There are many reasons for disparities in breast cancer screening in the U.S.

Many of Asian women are not aware of the importance of regular screening. Hispanic women tend to be diagnosed with breast cancer at more advanced stages of disease than non-Hispanic white women. Cultural attitudes toward breast cancer screening tests, modesty, lack of encouragement by family members and physicians, fear of pain associated with the mammogram, lower income and more limited health insurance coverage   are the major inhibitors to Asian and Hispanic women's participation in breast cancer screening.

The Novant Health Asian BRG and Hispanic/Latino BRG welcomes you to join informational Zoom webinar to discuss barriers to Mammography Screening among women of color. Dr. Lopa Mudra Das, a Distinguished Cancer Scientist-Research Professor and Founder & President of Breast Cancer Hub ( and our Novant Health team members, Mayra Wagoner, Transcultural Health Manager, Dr. Chere M Gregory, SVP Chief Health Equity Off Diversity & Inclusion, Bhargavi Murthy, Chair of Asian BRG, will be our speakers for this session.

When: Thursday, Aug. 12, noon to 1 p.m. 

How to join:

Please use one of the following options below to join the Zoom meeting:

Meeting/Webinar ID: 972 2730 6892

Password: 381272


Option 1 – Full Zoom application (recommended)

  • Open the installed Zoom program on your computer, click the Home tab, and click Join to type the Meeting ID and Password manually.
  • Some computers, such as shared workstations in acute facilities, do not have Zoom installed (please see Option 2). 

Option 2 – Zoom web application