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Black Women More Likely To Get Breast Cancer

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A new report in the states that Black women are 30 to 90% more likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer than White women, reports Business Week. This despite Black women getting as many mammograms as White women, say researchers in the "Hormones and Cancer" Journal. "This suggests that factors other than screening may be contributing to this persistent disparity, including differences in both lifestyle and genetics," said senior study author Dr. Christopher I. Li. Dr. Li also stated that in the study, conducted on 7,237 women--1,364 Black and 5,873 White--Black women were more likely to have aggressive tumors, which are harder to treat and while 12 out of every 100,000 White women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, for Black women it is 18, out of 100,000. Read More:
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