More Common and More Dangerous Breast Cancer Among Black Women
Majid Ali, M.D.
Here are disturbing aspects of breast cancer among African-American Women:
- Black women have not benefited from advances in diagnosis and treatment that have sharply improved survival rates from breast cancer for white women.
- The median age at diagnosis is 58 for black women and 62 for white women. The median age for breast cancer death is 62 for black women and 68 for white women.
- In Los Angeles, a black woman with breast cancer is about 70 percent more likely to die from the disease than a white woman is. In Memphis, black women face more than double the risk. Black women also are less likely than white women are to be given a diagnosis of early stage disease, and more likely to be given a diagnosis with later stage, and less treatable, tumors, according to the report.
- Black women are more likely to have an aggressive form of the disease called triple negative breast cancer, which has a poorer prognosis.
What Is the Main Cause?
What is the primary reason for black American women developing breast cancer more often and losing life to more dangerous cancers than white women?
They carry a heavier load of synthetic hormones, xeno-hormones, and other environmental chemicals.
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