breast cancer

CDC: Black Women Have Highest Breast Cancer Death Rate

Access to early prevention programs and treatment cited

by #teamEBONY, November 15, 2012

breast cancer

A sign explains the high risk of breast cancer for African-American women at the fifth annual American Cancer Society 5K Walk to raise funds to fight

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Black women are 40 percent more likely to die of breast cancer than White women are.

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American women, but the CDC’s Ileana Arias says Black women have “unacceptably high” death rates. She says they have the “highest death rates from breast cancer among all racial and ethnic groups.”

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