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access to care, breast cancer, health disparities, health policy, immigration, Latino, undocumented



  1. Campesino, Maureen PhD
  2. Ruiz, Ester PhD
  3. Glover, Johannah Uriri PhD
  4. Koithan, Mary PhD


Little is known about cancer health disparities among undocumented Latino immigrant populations, who represent a rapidly growing sector in the United States. Federal and state legislative reforms to control immigration have increased significantly over the past year. Although the effects of immigration reforms are being documented in housing, education, and public service industries, no data have been found examining the impact on the health of immigrant communities. In this article, we identify the consequences of recent immigration legislation enacted in Arizona, which has created barriers to accessing cancer treatment and continued follow-up care among a sample of Latina breast cancer survivors.