New Clues to Why Black Women Fare Worse Against Breast Cancer

Study found their tumors were more advanced at diagnosis and they were more likely to have other health problems

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"In a statistically elegant way, they tried to parse out where the disparities in survival were," Kruper said. "Now we need out figure out why they are presenting later. It's not just screening. It's about access, and it's due to education and socioeconomic factors."

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To learn more about survival differences in black and white women diagnosed with breast cancer, visit the American Cancer Society.

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