Breast cancer is the most frequently occurring cancer worldwide. Environment conditions – commonly referred to as social determinants of health (SDoH) – play an essential role in breast health and outcomes for people.
One in 10 U.S. residents live in poverty, which means they typically lack access to healthy foods, healthcare services, housing and safe living conditions.
How Does Economic Stability Affect Breast Cancer? A lower socioeconomic status reduces access to healthcare services and comprehensive breast cancer treatments, increasing your risk of aggressive premenopausal breast cancers as well as late stage diagnosis with poor survival rates.