If women of both races (black and white) received the same treatment, death rates could fall by almost 20%,

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that large gaps between black and white women in terms of mortality and stage of diagnosis continue to persist.This report also points out that African-American women still aren’t receiving the same quality of breast cancer treatment as white women typically do.

Once a woman receives abnormal mammography results, it takes longer for her to get a diagnosis if she’s black than if she’s white, studies have shown..  If women of both races received the same treatment, death rates could fall by almost 20%, Dr. Marcus Plescia, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at CDC, told reporters Wednesday.

Please read the report dated November 14, 2012 follow the link:

http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/14/cdc-breast-cancer-more-deadly-in-black-women/comment-page-1/#comment-359980

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One thought on “If women of both races (black and white) received the same treatment, death rates could fall by almost 20%,

  1. Wow! We must find a way to get the same treatment. Why does it take Black women longer to receive results than it is for white women? I would hate to believe that my life is being dictated because of my skin color. Why can’t all women get the same treatment, at the same time, with the same love and care. We are all human right? Great Article! Thanks for sharing
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