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Delay and Noncompliance in Cancer Detection: A Behavioral Perspective for Health Planners

Howard P. Greenwald, Selwyn W. Becker and Michael C. Nevitt
The Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly. Health and Society
Vol. 56, No. 2 (Spring, 1978), pp. 212-230
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Milbank Memorial Fund
DOI: 10.2307/3349519
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3349519
Page Count: 19
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Delay and Noncompliance in Cancer Detection: A Behavioral Perspective for Health Planners
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Abstract

Professionals and public alike believe in the benefits of early cancer detection. Yet screening programs have encountered serious problems in engaging their clients to seek prompt medical follow-up. If benefits of early detection are to be achieved, and fear and mistrust overcome, a more reliable connection between screening and treatment must be forged.

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