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Six Factors Linked to Invasive Breast Cancer Recurrence After DCIS

After being diagnosed and treated for DCIS, six factors seem to be linked to a higher risk of recurrence of invasive breast cancer, according to a study.

May 6, 2019 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Ethnicity
Black Women More Likely To Develop Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Treatment Than White Women

A study suggests Black women are about 3.5 times more likely to develop lymphedema than white women.

3D Mammogram Disparities: Black and Low-Income Women Often Denied Access

Over the last 10 years, women of color, as well as women with less education and lower incomes, have had less access to 3D screening mammograms compared to white women and women who are more educated and well-off financially.

Follow-Up Care of Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Needs Improvement

Latina women who've been diagnosed with breast cancer are likely to experience many gaps in care after breast cancer treatment is completed.

Jan 5, 2017 | Diagnosis, Surgery and Ethnicity
Fewer Asian Women Have Heart Problems After Herceptin Treatment

A study has found that the rate of heart problems after Herceptin treatment was much lower in Taiwanese women compared to results from studies looking mainly at white women.

Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis Linked to Lack of Insurance

A large percentage of the difference in breast cancer stage at diagnosis between white women and women of other ethnicities seems to be affected by whether a woman has insurance.

Jan 14, 2020 | Day-to-Day Matters and Ethnicity
Genetic Mutations Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk Are the Same for Black, White Women

The genetic mutations that increase breast cancer risk, including mutations in the BRCA1, BRCA2, and PALB2 genes, are the same for both Black and white women, which means that currently available genetic tests are effective for Black women.

Chemotherapy Before Surgery Can Reduce Recurrence Risk in Black Women

A study suggests that treating even early-stage breast cancer in Black women with chemotherapy before surgery can help reduce their risk of recurrence.

Did Expanding Medicaid Reduce Differences in Breast Cancer Death Rates Between Black and White Women?

Expanded Medicaid coverage through the Affordable Care Act didn't seem to reduce the disparity in breast cancer death rates between Black and white women.

Aug 6, 2020 | Ethnicity
Risk of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Nearly Three Times Higher for Black Women Than for White Women

Black women are 2.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer than white women, according to a study of risk factors in more than 198,000 women.

Oct 12, 2021 | Risk Factors and Ethnicity
More Abdominal Fat Linked to Worse Outcomes for Black Women Who Are Breast Cancer Survivors

Black women diagnosed with breast cancer who also have central obesity — excess body fat in the abdominal area — were more likely to die from breast cancer or any other cause than similar women who didn’t have central obesity.

Jun 29, 2021 | Diagnosis, Risk Factors and Ethnicity
Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Deadlier for Black Women, Partially Due to Lower Surgery, Chemotherapy Rates

Black women who are diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer are 28% more likely to die from the disease than white women with the same diagnosis.

Black Women Face Unique Challenges to Sticking With Hormonal Therapy After Breast Cancer Surgery

Compared to white women, Black women diagnosed with early-stage, hormone-receptor-positive disease are less likely to take hormonal therapy every day, as prescribed, or to stop taking the medicine early.

Study Looks at Concerns of Black Women After Treatment

A study has found that medical mistrust is one of the biggest issues faced by Black women after breast cancer treatment.

Specific Cell Actions May Help Explain Differences in Outcomes Between Black and White Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

A study suggests that estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer cells in Black women have a very strong survival mechanism, which may be part of the reason why Black women have worse breast cancer survival rates than white women.

Apr 29, 2015 | Ethnicity
Risk of Breast, Ovarian Cancer May Vary Depending on Type and Location of BRCA Mutation

A study suggests that a woman's risk of breast and ovarian cancer may vary depending on the type of mutation a woman has and where the mutation is located on the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

COVID-19 Outcomes Worse for Black Cancer Patients

Among Black people and white people diagnosed with cancer and COVID-19, Black people had worse COVID outcomes than white people.

Apr 1, 2022 | Ethnicity
Molecular Differences in Breast Cells May Partially Explain Why Black Women Have Higher Breast Cancer Mortality

Breast cells in Black women express DNA repair genes differently from breast cells in white women and may be part of the reason why Black women are 41% more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

Mar 9, 2022 | Ethnicity
Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Higher Breast Cancer Risk in Black and Hispanic Women

Black and Hispanic women who had low levels of vitamin D in their blood were more likely to develop breast cancer than women with sufficient levels.

May 4, 2022 | Ethnicity and Risk Factors
Rates of Breast Cancer About Equal in Blacks and Whites, but Black Women Continue to Have Lower Breast Cancer Survival Rates

A study has found that overall rates of breast cancer in Black and white women are now about the same, but Black women older than 50 continue to be more likely to die from breast cancer than white women.

Oct 25, 2016 | Ethnicity
Women With Low Muscle Mass Have Worse Survival

Women diagnosed with stage II or III breast cancer who have low muscle mass have worse survival rates than women with higher muscle mass.

May 3, 2018 | Diagnosis and Ethnicity
Black Men Hit Harder by Breast Cancer

Similar to studies in women, Black men are more likely to have more aggressive breast cancer than white men.

Apr 6, 2007 | Male Breast Cancer and Ethnicity
Black Women Less Likely to Get Chemo

Research has shown that breast cancer in Black women is genetically different compared to breast cancer in white women. It's usually more aggressive and diagnosed at an earlier age and at a ...

Oct 16, 2007 | Ethnicity
More Asian Women Being Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

Breast cancer rates are increasing among women, especially younger women, living in Asian countries.

Sep 28, 2007 | Ethnicity
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