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

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.

Author(s): Howard P. Greenwald; Selwyn W. Becker; Michael C. Nevitt

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Volume 56, Issue 2 (pages 212–230)
Published in 1978