Patient Barriers

Pressing Issues in a Rough Neighborhood
Lillie describes the pressing issues facing cancer patients in her East Baltimore community near Johns Hopkins. Some of the barriers she mentions are fear of coming to the hospital, cost of care, and other difficult life/family issues that take precedence. Read More ›

Providing Care in an Underprivileged Area
Lillie explains the difficulties facing doctors and nurses in an underprivileged area. Patients may not consider their cancer care a priority, they may not be able to afford care, and they may need special support services. Physicians and nurses need to consider all of these factors and help patients find resources they need. Read More ›

Barriers to Care in an Urban Area
Lillie suggests that asking questions the correct way is important to finding out the barriers faced by cancer patients in her downtown Baltimore community. Issues such as transportation, ability to pay for medications, ethnic and racial differences, and myths about cancer are just some of the barriers facing cancer patients in this area. Read More ›

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