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Study Finds Breast Cancer Disproportionately Affects Black Women in US

By InHerSight

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation has published new findings that black women are 42 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women in America. Although there isn’t a stark difference in the rate of breast cancer in white and black women, black women often develop the disease at a younger age and are more likely to die from it. The report concluded that the reasons why breast cancer disproportionately affects black women in the U.S. are a combination of genetic and social factors. Minority communities are also less likely to participate in cancer trials that are important to developing effective treatment approaches for all women.

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