Thursday, October 18, 2012

Minority Women and Breast Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute, about 227,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. While breast cancer is diagnosed 10 percent less frequently in African American women than white women, African American women are 40 percent more likely to die from the disease. Similarly, Hispanic women are 30 percent less likely to have breast cancer as white women, but they also face a higher risk of dying from the disease. Early detection – including clinical and self exams and yearly mammograms over age 40 – is key to increasing the survival rate.

1 comment:

  1. WHO has to take necessary steps for reducing the breast cancer rate for pregnant women.Womens Health