Risk Of Dying From Breast Cancer Grows For Black Women
Breast cancer is now as common among black women in the U.S. as it is among white women and black women are 42 percent more likely to die from the disease, according to a report from the American Cancer Society.
Breast Cancer Now As Common Among Black Women As White, Report Says
Breast cancer is now as common among black women in the U.S. as it is in white women, a new report found, and black women are more likely to die from the disease. Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical and scientific officer for the American Cancer Society, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Atlanta to discuss. (10/31)
U.S. Breast Cancer Deaths Falling Steadily — But Black Women Increasingly At Risk
With all the recent controversy over how often women should get mammograms, you might not realize that breast cancer is becoming an ever more-survivable disease. But, alas, that’s not the case among black women in this country. Historically they’ve had the highest risk of dying if they get breast cancer among any ethnic group. And now, data from the American Cancer Society show that African-Americans have nearly caught up with whites over the past three years in their risk of getting breast cancer in the first place. (Knox, 10/30)