Why is Breast Cancer Killing More Black Women?
Study says it’s because African-American females are sicker.
Black women have been known to die of breast cancer sooner than white women. Though research in the past has pointed to several clues like disparities in medical care, genetic differences or poorer treatment. Researchers now say it’s because Black women with the disease are sicker.
In the latest study
, researchers still found differences between white and Black patients, but over all, African-American females are in poorer shape, have more chronic conditions when they are diagnosed
It’s time we start educating and motivating women in the African-American community to get mammograms and learn more about breast cancer
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