Study: Black women at greater risk for breast cancer death

03/21/2006 | Yahoo!

A new study indicates that black women have a greater risk of dying from breast cancer, and another study suggests minorities in general get a lower standard of care compared to white patients. Findings indicated that, even after adjusting for socioeconomic differences, black women are nearly 20% more likely than white women to die from breast cancer and minorities are half as likely to get a complete follow-up treatment for the disease.

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