Black Women and Breast Cancer

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Black women have historically had lower breast cancer rates than white women but that gap is closing.

The American Cancer Society reports black woman are now just as likely as white women to get the disease.

What’s more, African Americans are 42-percent more likely to die from it.

There are several possible reasons for the disparity in mortality.

Black women tend to be diagnosed at later stages of the disease. They also tend to get a form of breast cancer called triple-negative that’s much more difficult to treat.

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