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Breast cancer rates worse for young black women

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posted on Jun, 6 2006 @ 10:06 PM
Young black women who get breast cancer are statistically more likely to have more aggressive forms than other women with the disease according to a recent study. The average breast cancer death in black women is 15.4 versus 9.3 for white (numbers are based out of 100,000). It is unsure is screening plays a factor, environment, or biology is playing a factor

CHICAGO - Younger black women who get breast cancer are far more likely than other afflicted women to have a particularly aggressive and lethal form of the disease, a study found.

The findings suggest that biology may help explain why breast cancer is deadlier in black women younger than 55 than it is in white women in the same age group. Other studies have blamed inadequate screening rates.

Since 1990, the average annual breast cancer death rate for younger black women in the United States has been 15.4 deaths per 100,000 population, versus 9.3 per 100,000 for younger white women.

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Mod Edit: Spell Check.

[edit on 6/6/2006 by Mirthful Me]


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