Study: African-American women more likely to die from breast cancer than Caucasian women
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – While more women overall are surviving breast cancer, African-American women have a worse chance of beating the disease than Caucasian women.
A study recently published discovered that African-American women diagnosed with breast cancer face a 13 percent lower chance of being alive after five years than Caucasian breast cancer patients.
The new evidence comes from researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia after they compared more than 7,000 African-American women with breast cancer to Caucasian women with the disease.
Researchers say it isn't a difference in the cancer itself, or in treatment, but in the delays in detection.
The best chance of beating breast cancer comes when it's found in the early stages.
That means regularly scheduled doctor's visits, complete with breast cancer screening every one to two years.
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