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Remarkable progress has been made in breast cancer screening and care in the past 20 years. Survival is improving, surgery can be less invasive in most cases, targeted therapies with fewer side effects are available, and not every breast cancer has to be treated with harsh chemotherapy.
However, even with all of this progress, one recent study(2012 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study), funded by the Avon Foundation for Women, suggests these advances aren’t available to everyone.
In 21 of 24 cities, the study found that black women had higher mortality rates from breast cancer.
The 2012 Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality Study also showed that black women are not dying from breast cancer any more than they were in the past; it’s that white women are dying less. For the last 20 years, the breast cancer mortality rate for black women has remained the same, but the rate for white women has been cut in half because they have access to the new advances in diagnosis and treatment.