Despite lower numbers of black women diagnosed with breast cancer, African American women have breast cancer mortality rates that are 41 percent higher than their white counterparts 6/3/17

June 03, 2017

Despite lower numbers of black women diagnosed with breast cancer, African American women have breast cancer mortality rates that are 41 percent higher than their white counterparts. Additionally, black women are often diagnosed with breast cancer at later stages, sometimes with more aggressive forms of cancer, and at younger ages. Breast health advocates from the Susan G. Komen Circle of Promise are fundraising and creating projects such as bringing mobile and free mammograms to low income neighborhoods to help combat barriers to timely diagnoses and care.

“Breast Health Advocates Focus in Disparities among African American Women” https://lasentinel.net/breast-health-advocates-focus-on-disparities-among-african-american-women.html

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