The Breast Cancer Racial Gap Widens: Why is the Mortality Rate higher for Blacks?

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The racial divide amongst breast cancer mortality rates are seeing a troubling increase. An analysis of breast cancer mortality trends in 41 of the largest cities in the United States shows that the chance of surviving breast cancer correlates strongly with the color of a woman’s skin. Black women with breast cancer — whether they hail from Phoenix or Denver, Boston or Wichita, Kan. — are on average about 40 percent more likely to die of the disease than white women with breast cancer.

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DBCC Presents….”VIDA! Latina Breast Health Forum” in Dover on November 16th

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Join us for a day of breast health education, free screenings and information on how to live a healthy lifestyle!

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