A recent study (funded by the Avon Foundation) revealed that African-American women are 43 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than White women. In 2013, 230,815 women and 2,109 men in the United States were diagnosed with the cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. Further, 40,860 women and 464 men in the United States died from breast cancer, reports the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Even more alarming, were the findings indicating bustling cities like Atlanta (where Black women are diagnosed with breast cancer at a rate more than twice that of White women), Austin, Dallas, Chicago, Memphis, and Los Angeles, top the list of U.S. cities with the largest breast cancer death disparities.

On the flip side, the five-year survival rate for women with early-stage breast cancer is 99 percent, says the CDC.

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