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:



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