According to the Center for Disease Control black women have lower rates of getting breast cancer but have higher rates of dying from breast cancer. Why is this? There are many different dynamics to this problem. Black women are still less likely to get a mammogram when compared to white women due to insurance or access to care. This causes Black women to commonly have more advanced disease because of being diagnosed later.
There are many ways this concern can be addressed. I want to share with you a few common ways black women can decrease their chances of breast cancer mortality.
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