Black Women Have Higher Breast Cancer Death Rate In 42 Out Of 43 Cities, New Study Finds

woman getting mammogramBreast cancer deaths are increasing for Black women, researchers say. In a new study released just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, investigators reveal a shocking link between the most common form of cancer found in women and their geographical location.

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According to the Avon Foundation funded study, which examined breast cancer deaths between 2010 and 2014 in 43 of the most populated U.S. cites, African-American women were nearly half – 43 percent– as likely to die from breast cancer than White women. Even more shocking, in 2006, findings noted a difference of only 39.7 percent.