CDC: Breast cancer is more fatal among black women

11/14/2012 | Nurse.com

Black women had a 40% higher risk of dying from breast cancer compared with white women, despite having lower incidence of the disease, CDC researchers wrote in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. They said that more work is needed to raise awareness about prevention and screening and that black women often don't receive the same quality treatment as white women. "Although we are making progress reducing deaths from breast cancer, we have much work to do to reduce preventable deaths, particularly among African-American women," CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden said.

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