Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: Cancer Risks, Barriers to Care, and Ways to Overcome Them

Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2021 Apr 1;25(2):219-222. doi: 10.1188/21.CJON.219-222.


Migrant and seasonal farmworkers (MSFWs) encounter numerous and overlapping barriers to healthcare access, including economic, cultural, linguistic, and logistic factors, all of which may contribute to disparities in cancer outcomes. For many MSFWs and their families, healthcare access and continuity are further eroded by their mobility. In addition, MSFWs experience occupational exposures that increase their risk of cancer.

PMID:33739336 | DOI:10.1188/21.CJON.219-222