Breast Cancer Risk: Black Women More Likely to Develop Disease

The American Cancer Society has recently revealed that black women have a higher propensity to develop breast cancer than women of other racial groups. The society had already released a report about new findings regarding ethnicity and breast cancer, in which it announced that while black women had for decades been diagnosed at slower rates than white women, although the gap was now getting smaller. The results of the research were published in Breast Cancer Statistics, 2015 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and in Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2015-2016. These reports are published every two years and in this one, the analysis focused on the period between 2008 and 2012. During this time, breast cancer incidence rates increased 0.4% per year in black women. Among white women, Hispanics, and American Indian/Alaska Natives the rated remained stable, but the rates among Asian/Pacific Islanders also increased 1.5% annually. The concern regarding black women is explained by the reduction in the gap. "Even though black women have historically had lower incidence rates than white women, death rates among black women have historically been higher, and that has continued. In fact, the black-white disparity in breast cancer death rates has increased over time; by 201
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