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Cultural inhibitions keep some from mammograms
Monterey Herald

Fear and modesty kept Diana Awada of Dearborn, Mich., from getting a mammogram. Four times she made an appointment, and four times she canceled. Getting your breasts checked for signs of cancer wasn’t something many women in Awada’s Arab-American community felt comfortable doing.

The day Awada did show up for the test, the machine wasn’t working. “Good,” she thought, as she rushed away.