CDC: Press Release Vital Signs-Disparities in Breast CancerCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) sent this bulletin at 11/14/2012 02:11 PM EST
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Black women have higher death rates from breast cancer than any other racial or ethnic group. They are 40 percent more likely to die from breast cancer than white women, according to a Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Despite the decline in breast cancer death rates in the past 20 years, black women had higher death rates even though they had fewer new cases of breast cancer, the report says. Learn More