Colorectal and Cervical Cancer Prevention in Rural Health Clinics in South Carolina


Patients in rural areas undergo cancer screening less frequently than urban patients with corresponding higher cancer incidence and mortality. This study used a mixed methods design to investigate perceptions and practices regarding cervical and colorectal cancer prevention at Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in South Carolina. Study results support the need for increased technical and material resources at RHCs to improve uptake of colorectal and cervical cancer screening.

Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Jan Eberth, Whitney Zahnd, Victor Kirksey, Lauren Workman, Heather Brandt, Janice Probst, Elizabeth Crouch, Marie Knoll, Allie Silverman, Melinda Merrell, Gabriel Benavidez