The latest study of breast cancer still shows a big gap in the survival between black and white women.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, black woman are 40% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. Researchers say the difference has to do with black women being more sick by the time they come in and are diagnosed rather than any differences of how they are treated.
Black patients had poorer health at diagnosis, including more advanced disease, worse biological features of the disease, and larger tumor size.
Breast cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among women, killing about one in 36 women in the USA annually.