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Black Women Most Likely To Experience Biopsy Delays After Abnormal Mammogram

Women from various racial and ethnic backgrounds, particularly Black women, had a higher risk of biopsy delays after an abnormal mammogram 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.

People Diagnosed With Cancer Have Higher Risk of COVID Infection and Complications

Compared to people not diagnosed with cancer, people who have been diagnosed with cancer have a higher risk of being infected with COVID-19 and having more severe complications if they are infected.

Feb 23, 2021 | Risk Factors and Ethnicity
Timely Surveillance Mammograms Less Likely for Minority Breast Cancer Survivors

Black and Hispanic breast cancer survivors are less likely to receive timely surveillance mammograms compared with white women.

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.

Women of Color, Rural Women More Likely to Miss Breast Cancer Screening During Pandemic

Women of color and women living in rural areas were more likely to miss regular screening mammograms during the COVID-19 pandemic than white and urban women.

Breast Cancer Death Rate Decreases in Florida, but Still Highest for Black Women

Breast cancer death rates decreased among all racial and ethnic groups from 1990 to 2015 in Florida, but Black women were still twice as likely to die from breast cancer as white women.

Jul 8, 2021 | 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
Genetic Variant Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Some Latina Women

Research suggests that a genetic variant in some Latina women may reduce breast cancer risk by 40% to 80%.

Oct 31, 2014 | Ethnicity and Risk Factors
New Genetic Abnormalities Linked to Breast Cancer in Black Families

A study has discovered DNA abnormalities shared by Black family members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. These abnormalities could lead to the discovery of gene mutations linked to breast cancer that are unique to Blacks.

Feb 17, 2015 | Risk Factors and Ethnicity
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
Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Raise Risk

A new meta-analysis confirms a link between both smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke and an increase in breast cancer risk.

Apr 24, 2009 | Ethnicity, Diagnosis and Risk Factors
Young Women Should Have Surgery Within 6 Weeks of Diagnosis

A study has found that young women who wait longer than 6 weeks to have breast cancer surgery have worse survival than young women who have surgery earlier.

U.S. Black Men Have Higher Rates of All Types of Breast Cancer Compared to White Men

Black men have higher rates of all types of breast cancer compared to white men in the United States.

Jan 7, 2020 | Male Breast Cancer and Ethnicity
Immigrant Asian Women Seem to Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer Compared to U.S.-Born Asian Women

Asian-American women who had immigrated to the United States had a higher risk of breast cancer than Asian-American women born in the United States.

Mar 19, 2019 | Ethnicity
Black Women Less Likely to Have Genetic Testing Than White Women, but Not Because They See Different Doctors

Many oncologists and surgeons are less likely to recommend genetic testing to Black women.

Black Women With Advanced-Stage Disease Less Likely to Get Certain Supportive Care Medicines Than White Women

Research suggests that Black women diagnosed with stage IV disease are less likely to receive antidepressants and sleep aids than white women.

2017 Breast Cancer Statistics Show Survival Rates Improving

A new American Cancer Society report says that the number of women who died from breast cancer dropped about 40% in the past 25 years, which translates into more than 322,000 lives saved during that time period.

Oct 17, 2017 | Ethnicity
Can Eating Soy as a Child Reduce Risk?

Eating soy as a child seems to offer breast cancer protection, but there are lifestyle factors to consider.

Nov 14, 2006 | Ethnicity, Risk Factors and Nutrition
Open Discussion About Breast Cancer Family History Leads to Better Understanding of Genetic Testing

If a family openly discusses breast cancer and who in the family has been diagnosed, then the women in the family know more about genetic counseling and testing and are more likely to use these services if they're appropriate.

Study Suggests Hormone-Receptor-Negative Breast Cancer Risk Factors for Young Black Women

A study suggests that Black women younger than 45 may have a higher risk of hormone-receptor-negative breast cancer if they have three or more children, never breastfeed, or have more abdominal fat.

Nov 10, 2016 | Risk Factors and Ethnicity
Some Latina Women Feel Overloaded With Information After Breast Cancer Diagnosis

The largest study to date of how Latinas diagnosed with breast cancer rate their treatment options suggests that doctors and patients need to communicate better and work as partners to make treatment decisions.

Apr 18, 2017 | Ethnicity
Study Estimates Ashkenazi Jewish Women's Risk of Having Mutations Other Than BRCA1 and BRCA2

Research suggests that comprehensive genetic testing for Ashkenazi Jewish women, rather than only testing for the three BRCA1 or BRCA2 founder mutations, would help prevent breast cancer in this high-risk population.

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.

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