Race, Income Tied to Breast Cancer Treatment Delays, Reduced Survival

Study of young women found big difference if treatment started within 2 weeks versus 6 weeks

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Fixing the disparities is not easy, Kruper said. Educating women about the need for screening and for prompt treatment is complex. "There is not one single approach that will work for all patients," she said. The solutions must take into account educational differences, language barriers and cultural differences, among other things, Kruper said.

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