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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Black Women May Be Nearly Twice as Likely to Be Diagnosed with Advanced Breast Cancer as White Women in England

Newsweek (11/16, Clarke-Billings) reports, “Black women are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with advanced breast cancer as white women in England, according to Cancer Research UK and Public Health England.” About “25 percent of black African women and 22 percent of black Caribbean women diagnosed with breast cancer are picked up at stage three and four, compared to 13 percent of white British women.”

 

BBC News (UK) (11/16) reports, “According to Cancer Research UK, black women are less likely than white women to go for a mammogram when invited by the NHS.” 

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